Tsume Chiba

Tsume Chiba

She was born on 25 December 1879. Her maiden name is Tsume Oikawa. She was a farmer. Her family includes Shion Oikawa (mother), Chioji Oikawa (father) and Kisaburo Chiba (husband). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Coghlan, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTsume Chiba
Custodian Identification Number3236
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Coghlan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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