2404: Tomejiro Shinmura

2404: Tomejiro Shinmura

Tomejiro Shinmura

He was born on 10 May 1881. He was a fisherman employed by Nelson Brothers Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Suye Shinmura [also listed as Sue Kawabata] (wife; nee Suye Kawabata or Sue Kawabata; in Japan). His home address is listed as Nelson Brothers Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Three Valley, BC. He died on 22 December 1944 at Enderby, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 May 1881
Date of Death 22 December 1944
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Three Valley, BC
Locations before uprooting
Prince Rupert
C-9329 (1351-1365)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2404
Name Tomejiro Shinmura



2404: Tomejiro Shinmura


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