1718: Tsumoru Ura

1718: Tsumoru Ura

Tsumoru Ura

He was born on 27 February 1910. He was a mill worker employed by Powell Lumber Mills, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Moto Ura (mother; nee Moto Matsueuji), Kikusaburo Ura (father), Yoshiko Ura (wife; nee Yoshiko Matsui; in Japan), Ayako Ura (common-law wife), Rumiko Shikaze (step-daughter), Masumi Ura (daughter), and Rintaro Minemoto (common-law father-in-law). His home address is listed as 2052 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. Scott Road, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC and 235 Main Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Diamond City, AB and Stirling, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 February 1910
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Diamond City, AB
Stirling, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9323 (1452-1477)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1718
Name Tsumoru Ura



1718: Tsumoru Ura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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