11566: Tamato Kumoi

11566: Tamato Kumoi

Tamato Kumoi

He was born on 16 February 1900. He was a dry cleaner. His family includes Kiyoko Kumoi (wife; nee Kiyoko Ogata), Washitaro Kumoi (father), Waka Kumoi (mother), Kimie Kumoi (daughter), Yaeko Kumoi (daughter), Tamaye Kumoi (daughter), Lucille Kumoi [also listed as Kazue Kumoi] (daughter), May Kumoi (daughter), Shigeko Kumoi (daughter), June Kumoi (daughter), Fred Kumoi (son), and Robert Kumoi (son). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 February 1900
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9409 (1367-1375)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11566
Name Tamato Kumoi



11566: Tamato Kumoi


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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