Shige Tonegawa

Shige Tonegawa

She was born on 10 February 1899. She was a dressmaker. Her family includes Magotaro Nishinaka (father), Tome Nishinaka (mother), Bungoro Tonegawa (husband; deceased), Barney Tonegawa [also listed as Fumio Tonegawa] (son), May Tonegawa (daughter), Ernest Tonegawa (son), and Anthony Tonegawa [also listed as Takatsuga Tonegawa] (son). Her home address is listed as 2587 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameShige Tonegawa
Custodian Identification Number9991
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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