Fumiko Iwasaki

Fumiko Iwasaki

She was born on 13 November 1921. Her maiden name is Fumiko Yamamoto. She was a housewife and box maker employed by Mr. Machida, 336 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Nao Yamamoto (mother; nee Nao Ryujin), Otomatsu Yamamoto (father), and Tsugio Iwasaki (husband). Her home address is listed as 235 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameFumiko Iwasaki
Custodian Identification Number6145
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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