Shige Ito

Shige Ito

She was born on 28 June 1898. She was a cannery worker employed by Beaver Cannery. Her family includes Torazo Ito (husband; deceased), Kiyoshi Ito (son), Midori Ito (daughter), Tsuruye Ito (daughter), Masao Ito (son), and Iwao Ito (son). Her home address is listed as 221 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShige Ito
Custodian Identification Number11883
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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