Yoshiye Yamanaka

Yoshiye Yamanaka

Yamanaka was born on 15 October 1909. Her maiden name is Yoshiye Matsuba. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsu Matsuba (mother; nee Mitsu Ikari; in Japan), Sanjiro Matsuba (father; in Japan), Tomizo Yamanaka (husband), Takao Yamanaka (son), and Yukio Yamanaka (daughter). She lived in Ucluelet, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. Her listed seized property includes: sewing machine.


Regularized NameYoshiye Yamanaka
Custodian Identification Number1251
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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