Ritsuko Kagawa

Ritsuko Kagawa

She was born on 30 October 1897. Her married name was Ritsuko Uyeda but she went back to her maiden name after her husband died. She was a dressmaker who owned Cinderella Store at 821 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Taka Kagawa (mother) and Tomojiro Kagawa (father), Susumu Uyeda (husband), Yoshinori Uyeda [possibly Yoshinori Kagawa] (son), and Fumiko Uyeda [possibly Fumiko Kagawa] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 821 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameRitsuko Kagawa
Custodian Identification Number12958
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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