Shimayo Kawashita

Shimayo Kawashita

He was born on 7 October 1901. He was a mill hand. His family includes Tami Sugaya (mother), Harujiro Sugaya (father), Ume Sugaya (wife; nee Ume Watanabe), Sumiko Sugaya (daughter), Chifuyu Sugaya (child), Reiko Sugaya (daughter), and Yoko Sugaya (daughter). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShimayo Kawashita
Custodian Identification Number12340
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePrinceton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kuniko Kawashita
Masao Kawashita
Shimayo Kawashita


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