Fumiko Hamanishi

Fumiko Hamanishi

She was born on 16 May 1914. Her name is also listed as Fumiko Alice Hamanishi and her maiden name is Fumiko Shirai or Fumiko Alice Shirai. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kuni Shirai (mother; nee Kuni Terai), Katsunosuke Shirai (father), Masayuki Hamanishi (husband), Masatoshi Hamanishi (son), Edward Hamanishi [also listed as Kiyoshi Hamanishi] (son), and Kenneth Hamanishi [also listed as Fumio Hamanishi] (son). Her home address is listed as Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and Alberta.


Regularized NameFumiko Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number14422
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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