Mitsuyo Iwamoto

Mitsuyo Iwamoto

She was born on 28 May 1911. Her maiden name is Mitsuyo Hikida. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hatsu Hikida (mother; nee Hatsu Hojo), Tokuichi Hikida (father), Hiroyasu Iwamoto (husband), Aiko Iwamoto (daughter), and Yuriko Iwamoto (daughter). Her home address is listed as Scott Road, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Homewood, MB and she was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMitsuyo Iwamoto
Custodian Identification Number6298
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Homewood, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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