Akiko Igashira

Akiko Igashira

She was born on 18 February 1899. Her maiden name is Akiko Moriya. She was a housewife and operated a tailor shop at 578 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kura Moriya (mother), Mansuro Moriya (father), Kyoichi Igashira (husband), Itsuko Igashira (daughter), Takashi Igashira (son), and Yoshiko Igashira (daughter). Her home address is listed as 578 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameAkiko Igashira
Custodian Identification Number12733
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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