Shizuye Yakura

Shizuye Yakura

She was born on 9 May 1919. Her maiden name is Shizuye Sumi. Her family includes Katsuno Sumi (mother; nee Katsuno Kadowaki), Isematsu Sumi (father), Choju Yakura (husband) and Marcia Yakura (daughter). 1907 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameShizuye Yakura
Custodian Identification Number14035
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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