Shimaye Kusano

Shimaye Kusano

She was born on 8 April 1885. She is also listed in the files as Shimae Kusano or Shiami Kusano. Her maiden name is Shimaye Gyotoku [possibly Shimae Gyotoku or Shiami Gyotoku]. She was a housewife and a farmer’s help. Her family includes Misa Gyotoku (mother; nee Misa Takeshita), Eikichi Gyotoku (father), Kyujiro Kusano [possibly Kiyujiro Kusano] (husband), Isamu Kusano (son), and Hisao Kusano (son). Her home address is listed as Powerline Road, Rural Route No. 1, Hammond, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Glenlea, MB.


Regularized NameShimaye Kusano
Custodian Identification Number5739
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGlenlea, MB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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