Tsuru Shimoyama

Tsuru Shimoyama

She was born on 26 July 1893. Her maiden name is Tsuru Tanigawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shina Tanigawa (mother; nee Shina Adachi), Zentaro Tanigawa (father), Kichinosuke Shimoyama (husband), Makoto Shimoyama (son), Yukio Shimoyama (son), and Utaka Shimoyama (son). Her home address is listed as 8377 Osler Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and Slocan City, BC where she died on 14 September 1946.


Regularized NameTsuru Shimoyama
Custodian Identification Number13355
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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