Riyo Hamanishi

Riyo Hamanishi

She was born on 10 January 1892. Her maiden name is Riyo Atagi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ume Atagi (mother), Iwakichi Atagi (father), Shigezo Hamanishi (husband; deceased), Umeko Hamanishi (daughter), and Yoshio Hamanishi (son). Her home address is listed as 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameRiyo Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number6680
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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