11330: Tomekichi Motomochi

11330: Tomekichi Motomochi

Tomekichi Motomochi

He was born on 29 April 1900. He was a gardener employed by Vernon Orchards. His family includes Yoshiko Motomochi (wife; nee Yoshiko Ogawa), Kaoru Motomochi (daughter), Michiko Motomochi (daughter), Rinko Motomochi (daughter), and Hideyuki Motomochi (son). His home address is listed as 567 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 April 1900
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9407 (1236-1266)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11330
Name Tomekichi Motomochi



11330: Tomekichi Motomochi


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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