641: Munetaka Sameshima

641: Munetaka Sameshima

Munetaka Sameshima

He was born on 16 September 1904. He was a self-employed shoe repairer. His family includes Ito Sameshima (mother; nee Ito Aihoshi), Itaro Sameshima (father), Shizue Sameshima (wife), Keiko Sameshima (daughter), Reiko Sameshima (daughter), and Toyoko Sameshima (daughter). His home address is listed as 837 North Park Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan City, BC and Tashme, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 September 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan City, BC
Tashme, BC
C-9309 (754-789)
Type Person
Custodian Number 641
Name Munetaka Sameshima
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 11 April 1948



641: Munetaka Sameshima


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