Haru Iwata

Haru Iwata

She was born on 4 February 1901. She was a self-employed rooming house operator at the Newton Rooms. Her family includes Tozo Iwata (husband), Tetsuo Iwata (son), Naoyoshi Iwata (son), Hiroshi Iwata (son). Her home address is listed as 176 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameHaru Iwata
Custodian Identification Number10299
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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