Ruth Hirano

Ruth Hirano

She was born on 3 May 1923. She was a student at Salt Spring Island Consolidated School, Ganges, BC. Her family includes Koma Hirano (mother; nee Koma Matsuda), and Sugimatsu Hirano (father). Her home address is listed as Ganges, BC and 1798 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameRuth Hirano
Custodian Identification Number8776
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Ganges
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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