1383: Sumiye Yonekura

1383: Sumiye Yonekura

Sumiye Yonekura

Yonekura was born on 20 February 1894. No occupation is listed for her. Her family includes Tomekichi Yonekura (husband), Tadao Yonekura (son), Asako Yonekura (daughter), and Yoshiharu Yonekura (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 254, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. Her listed seized property includes a Singer sewing machine and household belongings.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 February 1894
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9318 (856-867)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1383
Name Sumiye Yonekura
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 20 July 1946



1383: Sumiye Yonekura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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