Teru Hiraishi

Teru Hiraishi

She was born on 22 March 1896. She was a restaurant helper employed by S. Muraki at New Pier Cafe. Her family includes Kitaro Hiraishi (husband), Kimiyo Hiraishi (daughter), Chiyeko Hiraishi (daughter), and Tomiye Hiraishi (daughter). Her home address is listed as 472 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameTeru Hiraishi
Custodian Identification Number12162
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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