12981: Hisa Kato

12981: Hisa Kato

Hisa Kato

She was born on 6 February 1918. She was a dressmaker employed by her mother at 2760 Alma Road, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Toyoko Kato (mother; nee Toyoko Makino), Yoshisaburo Kato (father), and Yomishi Kato (step-father). Her home address is listed as 2584 Oxford Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Toronto, ON.
Sex F
Date of Birth 06 February 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan Extension, BC
Toronto, ON
C-9419 (1410-1456)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12981
Name Hisa Kato



12981: Hisa Kato


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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