Tsurue Fujiwara

Tsurue Fujiwara

474 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC
Wife of Shoichi Fujiwara. Bird Commission case file number 1279. Custodian file number 12915. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_65_file_1279.)
She was born on 17 May 1914. Her maiden name is Tsurue Hosaki. She was a self-employed provision merchant at Yamasan Store, 474 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Koto Hosaki (mother), Yonekichi Hosaki (father), Shoichi Fujiwara (husband), Masami Fujiwara (daughter), Kuniaki Fujiwara (son), and Hiroshi Fujiwara (son). Her home address is listed as 474 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Fingal, ON.


Regularized NameTsurue Fujiwara
OccupationProvision merchant, Yamasan Store, 474 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC
Custodian Identification Number12915
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Fingal, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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