Kimi Igarashi

Kimi Igarashi

She was born on 20 June 1903. Her maiden name is Kimi Hirata. She was a housewife. Her family includes Maki Hirata (mother; nee Maki Katsumi), Kichizo Hirata (father), Monjiro Igarashi (husband), Kiyoko Igarashi (daughter; in Japan), Kazuko Igarashi (daughter; in Japan), and Yoshioki Igarashi (son; in Japan). Her home address is listed as Clayoquot, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to McGillivray Falls, BC and Oyama, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKimi Igarashi
Custodian Identification Number2622
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)McGillivray Falls, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Oyama, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Clayoquot


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