Masaye Itaya

Masaye Itaya

She was born on 20 March 1903. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Hisa Nanamura (mother; nee Hisa Miyake) and Senshichi Nanamura (father), Wakaichi Itaya (husband), Kiyoshi Itaya (son), Yasuko Itaya (daughter), Ken Itaya (son), and Koji Itaya (son). Her home address is listed as Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameMasaye Itaya
Custodian Identification Number2998
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Masaye Itaya
Wakaichi Itaya


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