Dorothy Hakkaku

Dorothy Hakkaku

She was born on 19 January 1924. Her name is also listed as Dorothy Yuriko Hakkaku. Her occupation is listed as both a mill worker employed by Fraser Wood Company, 1898 Kent Street, Vancouver, BC and a student dressmaker. Her family includes Tsuru Hakkaku (mother; nee Tsuru Otto) and Tasuhii Hakkaku (father). Her home address is listed as 239 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameDorothy Hakkaku
Custodian Identification Number12835
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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