10427: Sotoe Yamada

10427: Sotoe Yamada

Sotoe Yamada

Her married name was Satoe Okumura. She was born on 29 September 1922. She was a housework employed by Mrs. W. D. Gillespie. Her family includes Fred Okumura [also listed as Fujio Okumura] (husband; married in 1943). Her home address is listed as 5350 Balsam Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 29 September 1922
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9399 (2423-2427)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10427
Name Sotoe Yamada



10427: Sotoe Yamada


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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