494: Umemasa Onaka

494: Umemasa Onaka

Umemasa Onaka

He was born on 03 January 1883. He was a cook employed by BC Pulp Company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Fusa Onaka (mother; nee Fusa Yamada), Kumakichi Onaka (father), Shizu Onaka (wife; nee Shizu Satsu; deceased). His home address is listed as 362 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Port Alice, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 03 January 1883
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9307 (1849-1858)
Type Person
Custodian Number 494
Name Umemasa Onaka
Not Before: 08 October 1942
Not After: 12 October 1946



494: Umemasa Onaka


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