May Inata

May Inata

She was born on 7 May 1923. She was a student at Fairview High School. Her family includes Shigeru Inata (father) and Ei Inata (mother; nee Ei Arai). Her home address is listed as 1752 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMay Inata
Custodian Identification Number11201
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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