Yoshiye Asao

Yoshiye Asao

She was born on 24 May 1908. Her maiden name is Yoshiye Nagano. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsu Nagano (mother; nee Mitsu Uyeki), Ichikichi Nagano (father), Sadaki Asao (husband), Charles Asao [also listed as Saburo Asao] (son), Nancy Asao [also listed as Ruriko Asao] (daughter), Marion Asao [also listed as Yoko Asao] (daughter), and Edward Asao [also listed as Toru Asao] (son). Her home address is listed as P. Box 129, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYoshiye Asao
Custodian Identification Number6866
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


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