8699: Shei Omura

8699: Shei Omura


He was born on 7 April 1918. He was a millhand employed by Hammond Cedar Company. Hammond, BC. His family includes Kiwa Omura [possibly Kiwi Omura] (mother; nee Kiwa Sakai or Kiwi Sakai), and Chiyokichi Omura [possibly Chukichi Omura] (father). His home address is listed as Powerline Road, Rural Route No. 1, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Essex Camp, ON and Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 April 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Essex Camp, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9385 (918-964)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8699
Name Shei Omura



8699: Shei Omura


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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