Hisae Shigemi

Hisae Shigemi

She was born on 17 July 1918. Her occupation is listed as “[u]nemployed. Her family includes Sayo Shigemi (mother; nee Sayo Tanouye) and Otsujiro Shigemi (father). Her home address is listed as Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameHisae Shigemi
Custodian Identification Number2978
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLethbridge, AB


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