Kiri Yako

Kiri Yako

She was born on 18 July 1899. Her maiden name is Kiri Sugimoto. Her occupation is listed as “Farmer’s Help”. Her family includes Une Sugimoto (mother; nee Une Ishikawa), Yahei Sugimoto (father), Tokuzo Yako (husband), Jim Yako [also listed as Toshio Yako] (son), Tom Yako [also listed as Tatsuzo Yako] (son), Fred Yako [also listed as Fumio Yako] (son), Suzy Yako [also listed as Suzuko Yako] (daughter), Nancy Yako [also listed as Nobuko Yako] (daughter), Helen Yako [also listed as Hiroko Yako] (daughter), and Haruko Yako [also listed as Joyce Yako] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 383 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Coalhurst, AB.


Regularized NameKiri Yako
Custodian Identification Number1914
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coalhurst, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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