Wai Sameshima

Wai Sameshima

She was born on 24 March 1896. Her occupation is listed as housewife, but an additional note in the file indicates that she was a strawberry grower who owned five acres of land. Her family includes Hashi Takezaki (mother; nee Hashi Tahara), Kunajiro Takezaki (father), and Keizo Sameshima (husband). Her home address is listed as Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameWai Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number2976
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLethbridge, AB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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