Chiyoko Saruyama

Chiyoko Saruyama

She was born on 3 June 1921. She was a houseworker employed by Mrs. McKean, 1180 Connaught Drive, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Natsu Saruyama (mother; nee Natsu Akase) and Damjo Saruyama (father). Her home address is listed as 223 Sixth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameChiyoko Saruyama
Custodian Identification Number7608
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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