13695: Asaye Nishimura

13695: Asaye Nishimura

Asaye Nishimura

She was born on 14 May 1916. She was a housewife. Her family includes Haruno Nishimura (mother), Tsunejiro Nishimura (father), Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto (common-law husband), Miyuki Yamamoto (daughter), Kansaburo Nishimura (separated husband), Kaichi Nishimura (son), and Kinuyo Nishimura (daughter). Her home address is listed as 237 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. 378 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Welling, AB.
According to the records, Asaye married Kansaburo initially, and he took her surname; they had two children. At the time of the internment they were apparently no longer together, and she was living as the common-law wife of Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto. The children are listed under both the men and in her own record.
Sex F
Date of Birth 14 May 1916
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Welling, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9424 (741-744)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13695
Name Asaye Nishimura



13695: Asaye Nishimura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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