1582: Shimo Kameda

1582: Shimo Kameda

Shimo Kameda

Kameda was born on 9 September 1887. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Hichisaburo Kameda (husband), Ritsuko Kameda (daughter), and Harry Shigeo Kameda (son). Her home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Box 28, Minto City, BC. Her listed seized property includes: her home, her store (the Kameda General Store), and land at lots seven and eight, Block two, Townsite of Port Essington, Map 357; her two storey rental property at 1864 West Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC; three radio sets; a piano; a box of “Japanese paint”; household belongings.
Sex F
Date of Birth 09 September 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Minto City, BC
C-9321 (1781-1905)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1582
Name Shimo Kameda
Not Before: 17 February 1939
Not After: 19 May 1951



1582: Shimo Kameda


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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