Shigeru Ito

Shigeru Ito

He was born on 14 May 1907. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Yotsu Ito (mother; nee Yotsu Ishiwara), Sentaro Ito (father), Chiyoko Ito (wife), John Ito [also listed as Kunitaro Ito] (son), James Ito [also listed as Toshiyuki Ito] (son), George Ito [also listed as Takashi Ito] (son), Tom Ito [also listed as Shiro Ito] (son), and Stanley Ito [also listed as Nobuteru Ito] (son). His home address is listed as Sandell Road 268, Rural Route No. 3, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShigeru Ito
Custodian Identification Number6898
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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