Tsugiye Kawabata

Tsugiye Kawabata

She was born on 5 October 1903. Her maiden name is Tsugiye Komatsu. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tobei Kawabata (husband), Asako Kawabata (daughter), Hisano Komatsu (mother; nee Hisano Miyazono), and Yosokichi Komatsu (father). Her home address is listed as Box 318, Duncan, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Port Credit, Ontario.


Regularized NameTsugiye Kawabata
Custodian Identification Number8205
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Duncan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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