Kiyoko Ashizawa

Kiyoko Ashizawa

She was born on 15 November 1917. Her maiden name is Kiyoko Yanigihara, also listed as Kiyoko Yanagihara. She is also listed as Kiyoko Nakamura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Taki Nakamura [also listed as Taki Yanagihara] (mother; nee Taki Kinoshita), Shinkichi Nakamura [also listed as Shinkichi Yanagihara] (father), Asakichi Ashizawa (husband), Kazuyuki Ashizawa (son), and Toshio Ashizawa [also listed as Robert Ashizawa and Toshio Ashizawa] (son). Her home address is listed as 518 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameKiyoko Ashizawa
Custodian Identification Number15103
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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