1592: Sotojiro Teramura

1592: Sotojiro Teramura

Sotojiro Teramura

He was born on 10 October 1887. He was a carpenter. His family includes Mikino Teramura (mother; nee Mikino Nishikawa; in Japan), Katsuya Teramura (father; deceased at time of file), Masa Teramura (wife), Misao Teramura (daughter; born 30 October 1926), and Yuriko Teramura (daughter; born 31 May 1928). He also had three children with his first wife: Haruye Tomiye (daughter; nee Haruye Teramura), Mitsue Yoshikawa (daughter; nee Mitsue Teramura), and Yoshiye Teramura (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1027 Quebec Street, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, where he died on 6 July 1945. His seized property includes his home, land, and rental house at 1027 Quebec Street, New Westminster, BC, a pinball game, a child’s piano, carpenters tools, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 October 1887
Date of Death 06 July 1945
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
C-9321 (2121-2272)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1592
Name Sotojiro Teramura
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 30 December 1950



1592: Sotojiro Teramura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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