Hatsuyo Hirata

Hatsuyo Hirata

She was born on 13 April 1922. She was a cannery employee employed by Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. Her family includes Yaya Hirata (mother; nee Yaya Suguro) and Ihei Hirata (father). Her home address is listed as PO Box 32, No. 2 Road, Steveston, BC. 2095 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Smith Farms, Box 229, Lethbridge AB.


Regularized NameHatsuyo Hirata
Custodian Identification Number9368
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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