Shitsue Kumagai

Shitsue Kumagai

She was born on 9 November 1913. Her maiden name is Shitsue Sakakibara. She was a housewife. Her family includes Taki Sakakibara (mother; nee Taki Sato), Jihei Sakakibara (father), Kiyoshi Kumagai (husband), Fusako Kumagai (daughter), Kuichi Kumagai (son), and Tetsuo Kumagai (son). 1270 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameShitsue Kumagai
Custodian Identification Number14839
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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