Ayako Hisaoka

Ayako Hisaoka

She was born on 12 May 1900. Her maiden name is Ayako Okinobu. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yone Okinobu (mother; nee Yone Okihiro), Kotaro Okinobu (father), and Bunji Hisaoka (husband). Her home address is listed as 3396 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC and 1170 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameAyako Hisaoka
Custodian Identification Number6640
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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