Chiyo Yanagisawa

Chiyo Yanagisawa

She was born on 6 January 1923. She was a waitress employed by Ernie’s Ice Cream Shop and a student at a sewing school. Her family includes Motoji Yanagisawa (father) and Masu Yanagisawa (mother; nee Masu Koike). Her home address is listed as 1766 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC.


Regularized NameChiyo Yanagisawa
Custodian Identification Number11040
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Bay Farm, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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