Ritsuko Shigematsu

Ritsuko Shigematsu

She was born on 16 November 1887. She was an associate florist employed by Yoshihori Shigematsu at Shigematsu Florist. Her family includes Hichitaro Takayama (father), Mie Takayama (mother; nee Mie Matsushita), Morikichi Shigematsu (husband), Yoshihiro Shigematsu (son), and Sumiko Shigematsu (daughter). Her home address is listed as 348 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameRitsuko Shigematsu
Custodian Identification Number10247
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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