13211: Mary Asazuma

13211: Mary Asazuma

Mary Asazuma

She was born on 22 February 1911. Her name is also listed as Mary Ruthia Asazuma. Her maiden name is Mary Ruthia Toida. She helped operate her husband’s dry cleaning business, Togo Cleaners, at 2601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kiyo Toida (mother; nee Kiyo Shimizu), Eisaku Toida [also listed as John Toida] (father; deceased), Shinkichi Asazuma (husband), and Joyce Asazuma [also listed as Eiko Asazuma] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 802 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. 2844 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Montreal, QC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 22 February 1911
Nationality Unknown
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Montreal, QC
Locations before uprooting
C-9421 (1146-1157)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13211
Name Mary Asazuma



13211: Mary Asazuma


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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