Tsuya Sugawara

Tsuya Sugawara

Her maiden name was Tsuya Chiba. She was born on 18 August 1906. She was a dressmaker employed by Star Cleaners. Her family includes Tomejiro Chiba (father), Michie Chiba (mother; nee Michie Sato), Takashi Sugawara (husband), Tatsuo Sugawara (son), Setsuko Sugawara (daughter), Kieko Sugawara (daughter), and Yuji Sugawara (son). Her home address is listed as 1011 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Shaugnessy, Alberta.


Regularized NameTsuya Sugawara
Custodian Identification Number10291
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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