Mitsuye Yoshikawa

Mitsuye Yoshikawa

She was born on 22 May 1915. Her maiden name is Mitsuye Teramura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ito Teramura (mother; nee Ito Nishimura), Sotojiro Teramura (father), Iwajiro Yoshikawa (husband), Dorothy Yoshikawa [also listed as Tamaye Yoshikawa] (daughter), and Mary Yoshikawa [also listed as Miwako Yoshikawa] (daughter). Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Salmon Arm, BC and Skimikin, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuye Yoshikawa
Custodian Identification Number13777
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Salmon Arm, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Skimikin, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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