9992: May Tonegawa

9992: May Tonegawa

May Tonegawa

She was born on 21 May 1924. She was a dressmaker employed by Fuji Dressmaking. Her family includes Bungoro Tonegawa (father) and Shigeno Tonegawa (mother; nee Shigeno Nishinaka). Her home address is listed as 2587 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 21 May 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9395 (2413-2417)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9992
Name May Tonegawa



9992: May Tonegawa


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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