8158: Toru Umetsu

8158: Toru Umetsu

Toru Umetsu

He was born on 4 September 1916. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Suye Umetsu (mother; nee Suye Ando), and Yohei Umetsu (father). His home address is listed as 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 September 1916
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9380 (219-224)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8158
Name Toru Umetsu



8158: Toru Umetsu


Metadata Author: Aiying Yuan
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