Chiyoko Shiraishi

Chiyoko Shiraishi

She was born on 2 January 1915. Her maiden name is Chiyoko Miike. She was a cleaner and dyer. Her family includes Tachi Miike (mother; nee Tachi Frusho), Uhei Miike (father), and Shigeo Shiraishi (husband). Her home address is listed as 362 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. 145 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and 8738 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. A note in the file states the following: “Married on June 6, 1942. ‘Canadian Born’ card changed to ‘Japanese National.’”.


Regularized NameChiyoko Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number12746
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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