Shoichi Funamoto

Shoichi Funamoto

He was born in May 1889. He was a fireman employed by Union Steamship Company. His family includes Mitsuyo Funamoto (wife; nee Mitsuyo Kinoshita), Junso Funamoto (son), Yoshihiko Funamoto (son), Tamaichi Funamoto (step-son), Asaye Funamoto (daughter), Wataru Funamoto (son). His home address is listed as 608 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and 259 MacNab Street North, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameShoichi Funamoto
Custodian Identification Number604
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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