Tsuruye Kodama

Tsuruye Kodama

She was born on 22 September 1917. Her maiden name is Tsuruye Hikita. Her family includes Tane Hikita (mother; nee Tane Miyauchi), Toyokichi Hikita (father), Masayoshi Kodama (husband), Teruko Kodama (daughter), Hiroko Kodama (daughter), and Denkichi Kodama (brother-in-law). Her home address is listed as Takimoto Camp, Stave Falls, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park Hospital, Vancouver, BC. A later address is listed as St. Joseph’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.


Regularized NameTsuruye Kodama
Custodian Identification Number13079
Residence (after uprooting)Vancouver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Stave Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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