Tomegoro Edamura

Tomegoro Edamura

Jeweler; 239 Main St. Vancouver
Bird Commission case file number 652. Custodian file number 13051. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_31_file_652)
He was born on 12 March 1909. He was a self-employed jeweller. His family includes Sowa Edamura (mother; nee Sowa Tsuji), Setsu Edamura (wife), Michiko Edamura [also listed as Jean Edamura] (daughter), Yoshihiro Edamura [also listed as Fred Edamura] (son), Toshio Edamura [also listed as David Edamura] (son). His home address is listed as 303 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Shaughnessy, AB.


Regularized NameTomegoro Edamura
Custodian Identification Number13051
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Shaughnessy, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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