Kiyoko Shigematsu

Kiyoko Shigematsu

She was born on 20 October 1906. She was a housewife. Her family includes Koharu Okino (mother), Yasutaro Okino (father), Zennojo Shigematsu [also listed as Aennojo Shigematsu] (husband), Satoko Shigematsu (daughter), Toshitane Shigematsu (son), Tsuruyo Shigematsu (daughter), Hisako Shigematsu (daughter), Shuji Shigematsu (son), and Yoshikatsu Shigematsu (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 130, Port Alberni, BC. Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameKiyoko Shigematsu
Custodian Identification Number7945
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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