Tsuruye Shintani

Tsuruye Shintani

She was born on 14 August 1903. Her maiden name is Tsuruye Matsumoto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toa Matsumoto (mother), Kohachi Matsumoto (father), Kanae Shintani (husband; deceased), Akiko Shintani (daughter), Masaru Shintani (son), Sakaye Shintani (son), Matsuye Shintani (daughter), Natsuye Shintani (daughter), and Yukiko Shintani (daughter). Her home address is listed as Celtic Cannery, Blenheim Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameTsuruye Shintani
Custodian Identification Number8582
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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