Sono Nakazawa

Sono Nakazawa

Her maiden name was Sono Oyagi. She was born on 4 January 1884. She was a dressmaker as the Shibuya Store. Her family includes Sahei Oyagi (father), Naka Oyagi (mother; nee Naka Numai), Yoshio Nakazawa (husband), Seizo Shibuya (former husband), Tsuruko Miyake (daughter; nee Tsuruko Nakazawa), Kiyoshi Shibuya (son), Ryoko Nakazawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as 2303 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, Ontario.


Regularized NameSono Nakazawa
Custodian Identification Number11080
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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