Mitsuko Shimono

Mitsuko Shimono

She was born on 18 October 1903. She was a cannery worker employed by Goose Bay Cannery, Rivers Inlet, BC. Her maiden name was Mitsuko Sasaki. Her family includes Shogoro Shimono (husband), Miyoko Shimono (daughter), Midori Shimono (daughter), Ritsuro Shimono (daughter), Moto Sasaki (mother), and Keitaro Sasaki (father). Her home address is listed as 130 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.

Metadata

ForenameMitsuko
SurnameShimono
Regularized NameMitsuko Shimono
Custodian Identification Number8393
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLillooet, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

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Terminology

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