Shizuyo Takeyasu

Shizuyo Takeyasu

She was born on 15 May 1900. Her maiden name is Shizuyo Shimazu. She was a box maker employed by Ruskin Box Company, Ruskin, BC. Her family includes Shio Shimazu (mother; nee Shio Fukushima), Jinkichi Shimazu (father), George Takeyasu [also listed as Yoji Takeyasu] (son), Nobuichi Takeyasu (husband), Shigeto Takeyasu (son), and Mutsuko Takeyasu (daughter). Her home address is listed as 32nd Avenue, Ruskin, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameShizuyo Takeyasu
Custodian Identification Number3460
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Ruskin


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