Suyeko Iwanaka

Suyeko Iwanaka

She was born on 27 November 1912. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sanjiro Ono (father), Risa Ono (mother; nee Risa Mori), Motoi Iwanaka (husband), Donald Iwanaka [also listed as Kazuo Iwanaka] (son) and Edward Iwanaka [also listed as Osamu Iwanaka] (son). She lived in Paldi, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSuyeko Iwanaka
Custodian Identification Number12143
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Paldi


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