Ika Kato

Ika Kato

Her maiden name was Ika Matshima. She was born on 3 February 1895. She was a housewife. Her family includes Itematsu Matshima (father), Hama Matshima (mother; nee Hama Takahashi), Matsutaro Kato (husband), Kimiko Kato (daughter), Yoichi Kato (son). Her home address is listed as 157 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameIka Kato
Custodian Identification Number12164
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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