The Manzanar Internment Camp-Frances Misaye Fujino

This is the shared marker for Frances Misaye Fujino and her parents, Koheiji Fujino and Yoshi Kobayashi Fujino. Yoshi’s birth and death dates aren’t on the stone so I’m not sure whether or not she is actually buried  in Los Angeles’ Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Since I took this photo in October 2013 I’ve researched Frances’ story on and off, halted by dead ends (no pun intended). Her story was particularly interesting and tragic because she and her family lived at the Manzanar relocation camp during World War II. While information pertaining to her cause of death has eluded me, we know that Frances died at Manzanar on December 1, 1942 at age 23.

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