Tsuruye Ito

Tsuruye Ito

She was born on 7 August 1923. She was a housekeeper employed by Mrs. Max Minster. Her family includes Torazo Ito (father) and Shiga Ito (mother; nee Shiga Shiba). Her home address is listed as 221 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameTsuruye Ito
Custodian Identification Number11861
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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