15398: Yohei Umetsu

15398: Yohei Umetsu

Yohei Umetsu

He was born on 3 February 1886. He was a fish buyer. His family includes Tama Umetsu (mother; nee Tama Itai), Rinnosuke Umetsu (father), Sui Umetsu (wife; nee Sui Ando), Masatoshi Umetsu (son), Toru Umetsu (son), and two unnamed children living in Japan. His home address is listed as 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Telegraph Cove, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Hamilton, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 03 February 1886
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Hamilton, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9431 (1206-1210)
Type Person
Custodian Number 15398
Name Yohei Umetsu



15398: Yohei Umetsu


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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