Yoshi Iwasa

Yoshi Iwasa

She was born on 28 March 1880. Her maiden name is Yoshi Nakamura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Matsutaro Iwasa (husband), Tatsumi Iwasa (son), Toshiko Tamura (daughter; nee Toshiko Iwasa), Sadako Iwasa (daughter), Tsugio Iwasa (son), Kazuko Umemoto (daughter; nee Kazuko Iwasa), and Masako Iwasa (daughter). Her home address is listed as No. 1 Japanese Camp, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC.


Regularized NameYoshi Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number6496
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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