Rinji Amemori

Rinji Amemori

He was born on 17 September 1884. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cartwright Sawmills, Main and 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suye Amemori (wife; nee Suye Nishimura), Kikuye Amemori (daughter), Rinzo Amemori (son), and Eizo Amemori (son), and Kazuo Amemori (son). His home address is listed as 461 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Ontario.


Regularized NameRinji Amemori
Custodian Identification Number2145
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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