6512: Chiyo Yamamoto

6512: Chiyo Yamamoto

Chiyo Yamamoto

She was born on 13 January 1907. Her maiden name is Chiyo Kawamura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yasokichi Kawamura (father), Tsunekichi Yamamoto (husband), Kay Yamamoto (daughter; in Japan), and Lily Yamamoto [also listed as Chieko Yamamoto] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 13 January 1907
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9365 (1636-1646)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6512
Name Chiyo Yamamoto



6512: Chiyo Yamamoto


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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