Tonase Uyesugi

Tonase Uyesugi

She was born on 11 October 1914. Her maiden name is Tomase Shiraishi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sada Shiraishi (mother), Soichi Shiraichi (father), Naoichi Uyesugi (husband), Emiko Uyesugi (daughter), Toshiko Uyesugi (daughter), and Akiko Uyesugi (daughter). Her home address is listed as 123 Irwin Street, Nanaimo, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTonase Uyesugi
Custodian Identification Number3812
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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