Aya Shimokura

Aya Shimokura

She was born on 10 March 1913. Her name is also listed as Aya Ethel Shimokura. Her maiden name is Aya Ethel Ishiawara. She was a housewife. Her family includes Meinosuke Ishiwara (father), Mitsugi Shimokura [also listed as Harold Shimokura] (husband), and Howard Shimokura [also listed as Satoru Shimokura] (son). Her home address is listed as 268 North Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameAya Shimokura
Custodian Identification Number13056
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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Shared Surnames



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