Hatsune Shirakawa

Hatsune Shirakawa

Shirakawa was born on 20 September 1899. She was a housewife and a cannery worker employed by B.C. Packers. Her family includes Kiichiro Shirakawa (husband), Yoshiki Shirakawa (son), Kuniko Shirakawa (daughter), Masako Shirakawa (daughter; in Japan), Tomiko Shirakawa (daughter) and Kimio Shirakawa (son). Her parents are listed as deceased and no names are provided. Her home address is listed as Box 74, Canadian Pacific Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to East Selkirk, MB on 23 April 1942. There is no list of seized property.


Regularized NameHatsune Shirakawa
Custodian Identification Number1327
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Selkirk, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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