Kiyoka Asano

Kiyoka Asano

Her maiden name is Kiyoka Tanaka. She was a dressmaker who owned Circle Cross Cleaners at 1815 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC with her husband. Her family includes Hatsu Tanaka (mother), and Kenzo Asano (husband). Her home address is listed as 1815 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameKiyoka Asano
Custodian Identification Number12954
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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