Hirae Usui

Hirae Usui

She was born on 7 March 1899. Her maiden name is Hirae Oseki. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Kohei Usui (husband), Hiroshi Usui (son), and Tsuneko Usui (daughter). Her home address is listed as Claxton Cannery, Claxton, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameHirae Usui
Custodian Identification Number339
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSandon, BC


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