Shizue Obayashi

Shizue Obayashi

She was born on 17 September 1920. Her married name is Shizuo Yanagisawa. She was a domestic servant employed by Mrs. English, 1592 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Tose Obayashi (mother; nee Tose Matsumoto), Fusajiro Obayashi (father), and Hirohito Yanagisawa (husband; married in 1942). Her home address is listed as 1661 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameShizue Obayashi
Custodian Identification Number12288
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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