Chiyoko Deshima

Chiyoko Deshima

She was born on 26 September 1913. She was a store clerk employed by S. Shimada. Her family includes Tomekusu Deshima (father) and Gin Deshima (mother; nee Gin Shishikura). Her home address is listed as 516 Alexander Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameChiyoko Deshima
Custodian Identification Number11585
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceHamilton, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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