Hisaye Miyagawa

Hisaye Miyagawa

She was born on 10 June 1892. She is also listed in the files as Hisae Miyagawa. Her maiden name is Hisaye Yamamoto or Hisae Yamamoto. She was a farmhand employed by her husband. Her family includes Yoshino Yamamoto (mother; nee Yoshino Tanaka), Koshio Yamamoto (father), Hiko Miyagawa (husband), Jiro Miyagawa (son), May Miyagawa (daughter), Osamu Miyagawa (son), Sataru Miyagawa (son), Akiko Miyagawa (daughter), Hideko Miyagawa (daughter), Sonoko Miyagawa (daughter), and Noriko Miyagawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 77, Mission City, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameHisaye Miyagawa
Custodian Identification Number5633
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLethbridge, AB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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