Masako Kobuke

Masako Kobuke

She was born on 15 December 1915. Her married name was Masako Kitagawa. She did home help. Her family includes Sano Kobuke (mother; nee Sano Matsuoka), Isaku Kobuke (father), and Eichi Kitagawa (former husband). Her home address is listed as 574 Hurb Road, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameMasako Kobuke
Custodian Identification Number2545
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


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