Masao Edamura

Masao Edamura

He was born in approximately 1909. He was a millworker employed by Alberta Lumber Company. His family includes Kamejiro Edamura (father), Sowa Edamura (mother; nee Sowa Tsuji), Fumie Edamura (wife; nee Fumie Ohashi), Setsuko Edamura (daughter), and George Edamura [also listed as Masakazu Edamura] (son). His home address is listed as 553 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMasao Edamura
Custodian Identification Number11398
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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