Yaye Hamakawa

Yaye Hamakawa

She was born on 28 September 1918. She was a dressmaker employed by Mrs. Kitayama at 5971 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Koto Hamakawa (mother; nee Koto Sawada) and Yosokichi Hamakawa (father). Her home address is listed as 944 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYaye Hamakawa
Custodian Identification Number12785
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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