Shigeko Sawada

Shigeko Sawada

She was born on 15 March 1906. Her name is also listed as Shige Sawada and her maiden name is Shigeko Arai or Shige Arai. Her family includes Yaheji Arai (father), Kiyoji Sawada (husband), Kazutoshi Sawada (son), Dick Sawada [also listed as Susumu Sawada] (son), and Fred Sawada [also listed as Akira Sawada] (son). 1520 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Rural Route No. 3, Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameShigeko Sawada
Custodian Identification Number14093
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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