Ryu Kosaka

Ryu Kosaka

She was born on 3 February 1888. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Waichiro Kosaka (husband; also listed in file as Jack Waichiro Kosaka), Jiro Robert Kosaka (son), Tamotsu Kosaka (son), and Masaru Kosaka (son). Her home address is listed as 15th Road, Rural Route #1, Haney, BC. Vancouver Cannery Eburne, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC and Kamloops, BC where she died on 22 April 1944. Her listed seized property includes her business, a confectionery store, a sewing machine and household goods.


Regularized NameRyu Kosaka
Custodian Identification Number6938
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLillooet, BC
ResidenceKamloops, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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