Yu Arai

Yu Arai

Bird Commission case file number 66. Custodian file number 12990. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_04_file_0066)
She was born on 25 April 1894. Her maiden name is Yu Kanoke. She was a housewife. Her family includes Koma Kanoke (mother), Chushi Kanoke (father), Mozaemon Arai (husband), Yukiko Arai (daughter), Masanobu Arai (son), Hideko Arai (daughter), Tsuneo Arai (son), and Mioko Arai (daughter). Her home address is listed as 5325 David Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameYu Arai
Custodian Identification Number12990
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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