May Yoshinaka

May Yoshinaka

She was born on 24 February 1920. Her name is also listed as May Fuyuko Yoshinaka. She was a bookkeeper employed by Cartwright Lumber Company Limited at 1685 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Taru Yoshinaka (mother; nee Taru Nishiyama) and Sakuyoshi Yoshinaka (father). Her home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 2320 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMay Yoshinaka
Custodian Identification Number12992
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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