10809: Ume Nishimura

10809: Ume Nishimura

Ume Nishimura

She was born on 19 July 1916. She was a dressmaker employed by Mrs. Kita’s School. Her family includes Tomijiro Tanaka (father), Taka Tanaka (mother), Zenhichi Nishimura (husband). Her home address is listed as 522 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 19 July 1916
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
C-9403 (537-546)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10809
Name Ume Nishimura



10809: Ume Nishimura


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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