Yoshiye Sekine

Yoshiye Sekine

She was born on 10 April 1914. Her name is also listed as Mary Sekine and Josephine Sekine). Her maiden name is Yoshiye Kato, Mary Kato, or Josephine Kato. She was a housewife. Her family includes Nakako Kato (mother; nee Nakako Iwasaki), Tasaku Kato (father), Toranosuke Sekine (husband), and Eleanor Sekine [also listed as Kakako Sekine] (daughter). Her home address is listed as No. 2, 55 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYoshiye Sekine
Custodian Identification Number12982
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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