Masako Hamanaka

Masako Hamanaka

She was born on 26 January 1920. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Jinsaku Hamanaka (father) and Chiyoye Hamanaka (mother; nee Chiyoye Hamaji). Her home address is listed as 206 Main Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.

Metadata

ForenameMasako
SurnameHamanaka
Regularized NameMasako Hamanaka
Custodian Identification Number10788
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceNew Denver, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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