469: Sokichi Hemmi

469: Sokichi Hemmi


He was born on 23 October 1894. His name is also listed as Sokichi Hemmi. He was a self-employed dyer and cleaner at Central Cleaners and Dyers, 790 Fort Street, Victoria, BC. His family includes Toyo Hemmy (mother; nee Toyo Okuda), Kanekichi Hemmy (father), Tatsu Hemmy (wife; nee Tatsu Utsumi), Jack Hemmy (son), Bobby Hemmy (son), Hiroshi Hemmy (son), and Itsuo Hemmy (son). His home address is listed as 938 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC; Lemon Creek, BC; and 2679 East Rue Saint-Zotique, Montreal, QC.
Sex U
Date of Birth 23 October 1894
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Lemon Creek, BC
Montreal, QC
C-9307 (573-621)
Type Person
Custodian Number 469
Name Sokichi Hemmi
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 06 June 1948



469: Sokichi Hemmi


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Alex Yodistra
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