Kawa Shimomura

Kawa Shimomura

She was born on 15 February 1898. Her maiden name is Kawa Kamimura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiyo Kamimura (mother; nee Kiyo Yamamoto), Shichiijiro Kamimura (father), Tomosuke Shimomura (husband), Tokiye Shimomura (daughter; in Japan), Masami Shimomura (son; in Japan), Tamiko Shimomura (daughter). Her home address is listed as Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKawa Shimomura
Custodian Identification Number2735
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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