2270: Tamotsu Uyesugi

2270: Tamotsu Uyesugi

Tamotsu Uyesugi

He was born on 2 October 1921. He was a mill worker employed by Powell Lumber and Fuel Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suyeko Uyesugi (mother; nee Suyeko Murakami) and Juichi Uyesugi (father). His home address is listed as 236 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Yard Creek Camp, BC; 12 Mile, Hope, BC; London, ON; and Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 02 October 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Yard Creek Camp, BC
Hope, BC
London, ON
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9328 (575-588)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2270
Name Tamotsu Uyesugi



2270: Tamotsu Uyesugi


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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