12992: May Yoshinaka

12992: May Yoshinaka

May Yoshinaka

She was born on 24 February 1920. Her name is also listed as May Fuyuko Yoshinaka. She was a bookkeeper employed by Cartwright Lumber Company Limited at 1685 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Taru Yoshinaka (mother; nee Taru Nishiyama) and Sakuyoshi Yoshinaka (father). Her home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 2320 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 24 February 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9419 (1855-1858)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12992
Name May Yoshinaka



12992: May Yoshinaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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