Itoko Deshima

Itoko Deshima

She was born on 6 March 1920. She was a dressmaker at Modiste. Her family includes Tomekusa Deshima (father). Her home address is listed as 516 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameItoko Deshima
Custodian Identification Number11587
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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