13970: Yasutaro Hamada

13970: Yasutaro Hamada

Yasutaro Hamada

He was born on 15 April 1880. He was a rooming house caretaker at 515 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Aie Hamada (mother; nee Aie Masuza), Yoachi Hamada (father), Sode Hamada [also listed as Soze Hamada] (wife; in Japan), Tadao Hamada (son; in Japan), Kinsaku Hamada (son; in Japan), and Yasuo Hamada (son; in Japan). 53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and Ocean Falls, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and Rosebery, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 April 1880
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Thunder River, BC
Rosebery, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
Ocean Falls
C-9426 (577-581)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13970
Name Yasutaro Hamada



13970: Yasutaro Hamada


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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