Ruth Hamaguchi

Ruth Hamaguchi

She was born on 20 March 1908. She was a grocer at Hamaguchi Grocery. Her family includes Mitsujiro Hamaguchi (husband), Oyama Ukichi (father), and Maki Oyama (mother; nee Maki Kudo). She lived in Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameRuth Hamaguchi
Custodian Identification Number11771
ResidenceGreenwood, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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