Kanami Shiraishi

Kanami Shiraishi

She was born on 8 November 1922. She was a domestic servant employed by Colonel K. A. McLennan, 2439, Trinity Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kiwano Shiraishi (mother; nee Kiwano Yamazaki) and Hideso Shiraishi (father). Her home address is listed as 757 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. 2439 Trinity Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameKanami Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number7815
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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