Shima Kotani

Shima Kotani

She was born on 18 May 1892. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kumataro Kotani (husband), Torao Kotani (son), Tatsuo Kotani (son), Shizuo Kotani (son), Yoshimi Kotani (son), and Tomeki Kotani (son). Her home address is listed as 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Taylor Lake, BC.


Regularized NameShima Kotani
Custodian Identification Number12821
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Taylor Lake, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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