994: Shohachi Omoto

994: Shohachi Omoto

Shohachi Omoto

He was born on 27 July 1895. He was a self-employed grocer. His family includes Sute Omoto (mother; nee Sute Nishimura), Matsujiro Omoto (father), Shika Omoto (wife; nee Shika Yamamoto), Takashi Omoto (son), Emiko Omoto (daughter), Satori Omoto (daughter), Sachiko Omoto (daughter), and Akio Omoto (son). His home address is listed as 1553 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 47 Dogwood Avenue, Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 July 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9314 (261-284)
Type Person
Custodian Number 994
Name Shohachi Omoto
Not Before: 03 April 1942
Not After: 20 August 1946



994: Shohachi Omoto


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Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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