Chiyo Iwaasa

Chiyo Iwaasa

She was born on 2 December 1921. Her family includes Kimiko Iwaasa (mother; nee Kimiko Ueda) and Tadao Iwaasa (father). Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB. She died on 12 April 1942 at Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameChiyo Iwaasa
Custodian Identification Number15060
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB


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