Tsuru Miyazaki

Tsuru Miyazaki

She was born on 5 January 1900. Her maiden name is Tsuru Shimano. She was a laundress employed by Ocean Falls Laundry. Her family includes Natsuki Shimano (mother; nee Natsuki Nawatari), Toji Shimano (father) Yaichi Miyazaki (husband). Her home address is listed as Ocean Falls, BC and 4th 629 _ Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTsuru Miyazaki
Custodian Identification Number6159
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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