Kuniko Shirakawa

Kuniko Shirakawa

She was born on 16 February 1921. She was a cannery worker employed by Imperial Cannery. Her family includes Hatsune Shirakawa (mother; nee Hatsune Furuye) and Kiichiro Shirakawa (father). Her home address is listed as “[o]pposite the C.P. Cannery”, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to East Selkirk, MB.


Regularized NameKuniko Shirakawa
Custodian Identification Number2917
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)East Selkirk, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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