Isamu Shigematsu

Isamu Shigematsu

He was born on 10 September 1901. He was a logger. His family includes Taki Shigematsu (wife), Yoshiko Shigematsu (daughter), Toshiko Shigematsu (daughter), Tsunezo Shigematsu (father), and Chiyo Shigematsu (mother). His home address is listed as 268 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameIsamu Shigematsu
Custodian Identification Number10438
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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