Shizuye Tsuruda

Shizuye Tsuruda

She was born on 20 February 1918. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hisao Tsuruda (husband), Shoji Tsuruda (son), Kenji Tsuruda (son), George Tsuruda [also listed as Masao Tsuruda] (son), Hiroyuki Tsuruda (son), Tom Tsuruda (son), and Yayoi Tsuruda (daughter). Her home address is listed as Fanny Bay, BC. 393 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, BC and Sandon, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShizuye Tsuruda
Custodian Identification Number14894
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hastings Park, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Fanny Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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