Shiyo Yoshihara

Shiyo Yoshihara

She was born on 1 January 1886. Her maiden name is Shiyo Sakai. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Matsu Sakai (mother; nee Matsu Kida), Nobukichi Sakai (father), Iwakichi Yoshihara (husband), and children over the age of sixteen who are not listed by name in the file. Her home address is listed as “Clayoquot, BC (Rural Route #1, Dewdney Trunk Road, Haney, BC)”. She was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameShiyo Yoshihara
Custodian Identification Number7052
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLillooet, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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