Natsuyo Higashi

Natsuyo Higashi

She was born on 26 January 1901. Her maiden name is Natsuyo Yamasaki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kajiro Yamasaki (father), Harunobu Higashi (husband), Chitose Higashi (daughter), Toshiko Higashi (daughter), Masao Higashi (son), Haruki Higashi (son), Kunio Higashi (son), Yukio Higashi [also listed as Shane Higashi] (son), Hideo Higashi (son), and Yoshie Higashi (daughter; born in 1943). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 146, Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameNatsuyo Higashi
Custodian Identification Number6567
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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