12257: Shizuko Shimizu

12257: Shizuko Shimizu

Shizuko Shimizu

She was born on 5 December 1899. She worked at her husband’s business, Empress Cafe, 328 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Asato Shimizu (husband) and Shizue Shimizu [also known as Shirley Shizuye Shimizu] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 316 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 328 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 December 1899
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9414 (928-932)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12257
Name Shizuko Shimizu



12257: Shizuko Shimizu


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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