Sadae Iwaname

Sadae Iwaname

She was born on 3 July 1898. Her maiden name is Sadae Kusano. When she was in a relationship with Seitaro Kawakami she used the name Sadae Kawakami. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Aki Kusano (mother), Kiyonoji Kusano (father), Bunyei Iwaname (common-law husband), Toshie Kawakami (daughter), Aiji Kawakami (son), Takako Kawakami (daughter), and Seitaro Kawakami (husband; separated). Her home address is listed as Kleecoot, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSadae Iwaname
Custodian Identification Number1781
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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