Moto Wakabayashi

Moto Wakabayashi

She was born on 5 February 1908. Her maiden name is Moto Fukuda. She was a self-employed masseuse. Her family includes Soyo Fukuda (mother; nee Soyo Tatagae), Sadajiro Fukuda (father), Tosaku Wakabayashi (husband), Michie Wakabayashi (daughter), and Shigeru Wakabayashi (son). Her home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMoto Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number2180
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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