Rui Abe

Rui Abe

She was born on 1 December 1889. Her maiden name is Rui Watanabe. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sika Watanabe (mother; nee Chika Yageshita), Yuwajiro Watanabe (father), Kamekichi Abe (husband), Toshiya Abe (daughter), Washiko Abe (daughter), and Chieko Abe (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1928 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameRui Abe
Custodian Identification Number6152
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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