Masu Hamakawa

Masu Hamakawa

She was born in 1900. She was a boarding house keeper of Washington Rooms at 110 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Tomezo Hamakawa (husband), Takashi Hamakawa [also listed as Takeshi Hamakawa] (son), and Hamako Hamakawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as 110 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMasu Hamakawa
Custodian Identification Number13077
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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