Tsuru Hakkaku

Tsuru Hakkaku

She was born on 29 June 1895. Her maiden name is Tsuru Otto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mase Otoo (mother; nee Mase Kase), Kametaro Otto (father), Yasuhei Hakkaku [also listed as Yasubu Hakkaku] (husband), Dorothy Hakkaku [also listed as Yuriko Hakkaku] (daughter), Vernon Hakkaku [also listed as Tsutomu Hakkaku] (son), and Joe Hakkaku (son). Her home address is listed as 239 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameTsuru Hakkaku
Custodian Identification Number12559
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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