Tsuru Hirota

Tsuru Hirota

She was born on 25 July 1895. She was a housewife. Her family includes Eiura Kuroiwa (mother; nee Kurowa), Kametaru Kuroiwa [possibly Kametaro Kuroiwa] (father), and Nijiro Hirota (husband). Her home address is listed as Box 232, House No. 12, Great West Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameTsuru Hirota
Custodian Identification Number3906
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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