Yaye Nagano

Yaye Nagano

She was born on 5 August 1899. Her maiden name is Yaye Shigematsu. Her occupation is listed as both housewife and barber. Her family includes Koma Shigematsu (mother), Kumao Nagano (husband), Yasoye Nagano (daughter), Mitsuye Nagano (daughter), Hideko Nagano (daughter), and Takayuki Nagano (son). Her home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYaye Nagano
Custodian Identification Number1883
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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