Miyoko Shiraishi

Miyoko Shiraishi

She was born on 23 August 1924. She was a bakery clerk employed by Powell Bakery, 342 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kiwano Shiraishi (mother; nee Kiwano Yamasaki) and Hideso Shiraishi (father). Her home address is listed as 757 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameMiyoko Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number7684
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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