Tsutaye Kato

Tsutaye Kato

She was born on 8 March 1904. Her maiden name is Tsutaye Nakashima. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kimi Nakashima (mother; nee Kimi Hashimoto), Shigehachi Nakashima (father), Hikojiro Kato (husband), Masako Kato (daughter), Fumiko Kato (daughter), Tatsuko Kato (daughter), Morinori Kato (son), Ritsuko Kato (daughter), Yoshiharu Kato (son), Tsukasa Kato (daughter; born in 1944), and Hisako Kato (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 195, Whonnock, BC and 3rd & 27th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTsutaye Kato
Custodian Identification Number8911
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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