Sakiye Shirakawa

Sakiye Shirakawa

She was born on 1 September 1901. She was a housewife. Her family includes Raiichi Shirakawa (husband), Ken Shirakawa (son), Aey Shirakawa (son), and Minnie Shirakawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as or She lived 1728 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSakiye Shirakawa
Custodian Identification Number8400
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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