2529: Tome Hama

2529: Tome Hama

Tome Hama

She was born on 14 May 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Rikimatsu Hama (husband). Her home address is listed as House No. 50, Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC. Porlior Pass, North Galiano, BC and 362 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 14 May 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9330 (31-35)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2529
Name Tome Hama



2529: Tome Hama


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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