Moto Ennyu

Moto Ennyu

She was born on 20 June 1884. Her maiden name is Ennyu Otsuyama. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mika Otsuyama (mother; nee Mika Shinokura), Seiji Otsuyama (father), Sannosuke Ennyu (husband), Matsu Shikatani (daughter; nee Matsu Ennyu), Kiyoshi Ennyu (son), Kay Kamitakahara (daughter; nee Kay Ennyu), Atsu Shikatani (daughter; nee Atsu Ennyu), Esther Kuwabara [also listed as Kayaco Kuwabara] (daughter; nee Esther Ennyu and Kayaco Ennyu), June Ashikawa (daughter; nee June Ennyu), and Marie Ennyu (daughter). Her home address is listed as 2124 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMoto Ennyu
Custodian Identification Number716
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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