Masu Yanagisawa

Masu Yanagisawa

She was born on 2 July 1894. She was a housewife. Her family includes Motoji Yanagisawa (husband), Hirohito Yanagisawa (son), Katsuhito Yanagisawa (son), Meyko Yanagisawa (daughter), Chiyoko Yanagisawa (daughter), Molly Yanagisawa (daughter), and Kazuko Yanagisawa (daughter), Bunsaku Koike (father; formerly Bunsaku Shunkei), and Fuss Koike [likely Fusa Koike] (mother). Her home address is listed as 1766 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameMasu Yanagisawa
Custodian Identification Number12036
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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