Ayako Tadokoro

Ayako Tadokoro

Bird Commission case file number 585. Custodian file number 7042. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_28_file_0585)
She was born on 1 December 1913. Her maiden name is Ayako Nishimura. She was a dressmaker who did business under the business name “Don Cleaning and Dressmaking”. Her family includes Yasu Nishimura (mother; nee Yasu Horikawa), Katou Nishimura (father), and Yukiharu Tadokoro (husband). Her home address is listed as 6237 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Alberta.


Regularized NameAyako Tadokoro
Custodian Identification Number7042
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)

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