Eiko Hirayama

Eiko Hirayama

She was born on 10 June 1918. Her married name is Eiko Yonekura. She was a presser employed by Seymour Cleaners, 663 Smythe Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Sode Hirayama (mother; nee Sode Hirata), Kihachi Hirayama (father), and Masato Yonekura (husband; married on January 29, 1944). Her home address is listed as 1215 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, Lemon Creek, BC, and Brampton, ON.


Regularized NameEiko Hirayama
Custodian Identification Number6323
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Brampton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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