Ito Iwasa

Ito Iwasa

She was born in 1904. Her maiden name was Ito Miyake. She ran a grocery store at 300 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver. Her family includes Reamon Miyake (father), Kihachi Iwasa (husband), Hiroko Iwasa (daughter), Kiyoko Iwasa [also listed as Chelohsin Iwasa, probably Josephine Iwasa] (daughter), and Masako Iwasa (daughter). Her home address is listed as 300 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameIto Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number901
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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