Sato Nariiwa

Sato Nariiwa

She was born on 24 December 1890. Her maiden name is Sato Yamashita. She was a cook employed by Hiland Logging Company, Simoon Sound, BC. Her family includes Masu Yamashita (mother; nee Masu Miyawaki), Tameemon Yamashita (father), and Tomezo Nariiwa (husband). Her home address is listed as Simoon Sound, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSato Nariiwa
Custodian Identification Number1172
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGreenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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