13055: Shizuko Kitamura

13055: Shizuko Kitamura

Shizuko Kitamura

She was born on 9 April 1904. Her maiden name is Shizuko Tsujimoto. She was a language school teacher employed by Tsutae Sato at 715 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and worked at Orange Rooms, the rooming house owned by her husband. Her family includes Tsurue Tsujimoto (mother; nee Tsurue Furukawa), Tsunekusu Tsujimoto (father), Yosashichi Kitamura (husband), Hiroko Kitamura (daughter), Sotaro Kitamura (son), Takashi Kitamura (son), and Teruo Kitamura (son). Her home address is listed as 252 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 09 April 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9420 (452-461)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13055
Name Shizuko Kitamura



13055: Shizuko Kitamura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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