Mitsuru Morikawa

Mitsuru Morikawa

She was born on 17 August 1893. Her maiden name is Mitsuru Wakisaka. Her occupation is listed as housewife, but an additional note indicates she also provided “farmer’s help”. Her family includes Kyo Wakisaka (mother; nee Kyo Masuda), Senkichi Wakisaka (father), Yasutaro Morikawa (husband), Etsuko Morikawa (daughter), Mitsuko Morikawa (daughter), Tamotsu Morikawa (son), and Katsumi Morikawa (son). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, 5th Avenue, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Taylor Lake, Clinton, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuru Morikawa
Custodian Identification Number7262
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Clinton, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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