Koto Miyagishima

Koto Miyagishima

She was born on 14 August 1903. She was a self-employed dry cleaner under Dry Cleaning &Pressing, Vancouver, BC. Her maiden name was Koto Takayanagi. Her family includes Risaburo Miyagishima (husband), Sumiko Miyagishima (daughter), Teruko Miyagishima (daughter), Toshio Miyagishima (son), Shige Takayanagi (mother; nee Shige Usami), and Masajiro Takayanagi (father). Her home address is listed as 397 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameKoto Miyagishima
Custodian Identification Number9823
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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