Kikue Hirokawa

Kikue Hirokawa

Bird Commission case file number 407. Custodian file number 5273. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_19_file_0407)
She was born on 1 May 1898. Her maiden name is Kikue Iwasaka. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tokumatsu Hirokawa (husband), Tomiye Hirokawa (daughter), and Fujiko Hirokawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as House No. 41 Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameKikue Hirokawa
Custodian Identification Number5273
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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