Tsuru Kuwabara

Tsuru Kuwabara

Her maiden name was Tsuru Kihara. She was born on 15 July 1894. She was a self-employed barber. Her family includes Kinichi Kuwabara [also listed as Kim Kuwabara] (husband), Motosuke Baba (former husband; deceased), Toyokichi Kihara (father), Matsuyo Baba (daughter), Toshio Baba (son), Masao Baba (son), Kinuko Baba (daughter), and Stephen Baba (son). Her home address is listed as 4th Street, Sidney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Ontario.


Regularized NameTsuru Kuwabara
Custodian Identification Number10756
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Sidney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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