Suye Nishibata

Suye Nishibata

She was born on 18 July 1895. She was a housewife. Her family members are Yasojiro Nishibata (husband), Itoko Nishibata (daughter), Shizue Nishibata (daughter), Kinya Nishibata (son), Keiko Nishibata (daughter), Hori Nishibata (son), and Teruo Nishibata (son). She lived at Box 99, 86 Chatham Street, Steveston, BC, and was forcibly uprooted to c/o M.R. McLean, Emerson, Manitoba. Her listed seized property includes one storey, wooden frame dwelling house located at the address she lived at, and a war savings certificate for five dollars.


Regularized NameSuye Nishibata
Custodian Identification Number1083
NationalityNaturalized Canadian


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