Asa Furuya

Asa Furuya

She was born on 16 April 1896. Her maiden name is Asa Hona. She was a self-employed storekeeper at Georgia Confectionery, 701 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kuma Hoda (mother; nee Kuma Tauyuki), Fukujiro Hoda (father), Hamakichi Furuya (husband), Takeru Furuya (son), Minoru Furuya (son), and Toru Furuya [also listed as Joe Furuya] (son). Her home address is listed as 904 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameAsa Furuya
Custodian Identification Number8089
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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