Yoshi Hirasawa

Yoshi Hirasawa

She was born on 20 January 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Koto Yoshifusa [possibly Kato Yoshifusa] (mother), Icho Yoshifusa [possibly Icko Yoshifusa] (father), Takeziro Hirasawa (husband), Takeo Hirasawa (son), Kanako Hirasawa (daughter), George Hirasawa (son), Mary Hirasawa (daughter), Johnny Hirasawa (son), Tommy Hirasawa (son), and Goro Hirasawa (son). Her home address is listed as 325 Sandell Road, Surrey, BC. Sandell Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameYoshi Hirasawa
Custodian Identification Number4264
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLethbridge, AB


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