Shima Sokugawa

Shima Sokugawa

She was born on 27 March 1905. Her maiden name is Shima Kitagawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kise Kitagawa (mother; nee Kise Nagai), Satoya Kitagawa (father), Toji Sokugawa (husband), Kimiye Sokugawa (daughter), Mitsuko Sokugawa (daughter), Eiri Sokugawa (son), Hideo Sokugawa (son), and Yoshiko Sokugawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1633 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShima Sokugawa
Custodian Identification Number13396
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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