Shizue Sawa

Shizue Sawa

She was born on 10 October 1914. She was employed by her step-father as a clerk at Main Clothing Store, 301 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Sei Sawa (mother; nee Sei Shiraishi), Kentaro Sawa (father), Hikokichi Ishizaki (step-father). Her home address is listed as 2505 Cambridge Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameShizue Sawa
Custodian Identification Number1122
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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