Ruth Nobuoka

Ruth Nobuoka

She was born on 04 September 1923. Her name is also listed in the file as Sumiye Nobuoka. She was a bookkeeper employed by Ocean Fisheries, Fort Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Shitsue Nobuoka (mother; nee Shitsue Matsuoka). Her home address is listed as 2625 Pender Street, East Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameRuth Nobuoka
Custodian Identification Number9554
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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