Asoko Samata

Asoko Samata

She was born on 1 June 1909. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shizuka Kimura (mother), Tomoichi Kimura (father), Junzo Samata (husband), Setsuko Samata (daughter), and Kuniko Samata (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1027 Quebec Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hillspring, AB. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameAsoko Samata
Custodian Identification Number3954
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hillspring, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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