Yeiko Kanashiro

Yeiko Kanashiro

She was born on 14 March 1922. Her married name is Yeiko Higa. She was a houseworker. Her family includes Kame Kanashiro (mother; nee Kame Taruya), Taro Kanashiro (father), and Shuchio Higa (husband; married in 1944). Her home address is listed as 507 Hawkes Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1332 46th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameYeiko Kanashiro
Custodian Identification Number7617
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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