10719: Shima Shigematsu

10719: Shima Shigematsu

Shima Shigematsu

She was born on 21 November 1887. She was a laundry worker. Her family includes Kinpei Shigematsu (husband). She lived in Ocean Falls, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 21 November 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9402 (564-571)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10719
Name Shima Shigematsu



10719: Shima Shigematsu


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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