San Yamanaka

San Yamanaka

She was born on 20 February 1898. Her maiden name is San Nishikawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Chojiro Nishikawa (father), Sadakichi Yamanaka (husband), Kazuko Yamanaka (daughter), George Yamanaka [also listed as Jioji Yamanaka] (son), Osamu Yamanaka (son), Takeshi Yamanaka [also listed as Hiroshi Yamanaka] (son), and Mutsuo Yamanaka (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 147, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameSan Yamanaka
Custodian Identification Number5855
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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