Nobu Miyasaki

Nobu Miyasaki

She was born on 23 August 1900. Her maiden name is Nobu Tanaka. She operated Harry’s Cleaners, a cleaning and pressing business, at 459 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Akuri Tanaka (mother; nee Akuri Kawasaki), Jikichi Tanaka (father), Shigeichi Miyasaki [also listed as Harry Miyasaki] (husband), Shigenobu Miyasaki (son), Chiyoko Miyasaki (daughter), Rose Miyasaki [also listed as Toshiko Miyasaki] (daughter), Thelma Miyasaki (daughter), Kenneth Miyasaki [also listed as Susumu Miyasaki] (son), Roy Miyasaki [also listed as Saburo Miyasaki] (son), and Herbert Miyasaki [also listed as Masao Miyasaki] (son). Her home address is listed as 459 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameNobu Miyasaki
Custodian Identification Number12738
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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