Shinako Iwanaka

Shinako Iwanaka

She was born on 1 July 1915. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shio Nakashima (mother; nee Shio Hanano), Giichi Nakashima [possibly Siichi Nakashima] (father), Kenji Iwanaka (husband), Yoshiharu Iwanaka (son), Nobuyuki Iwanaka (son), and Peter Iwanaka [also listed as Michio Iwanaka] (son). Her home address is listed as 334 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameShinako Iwanaka
Custodian Identification Number7623
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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