Tsuyo Hamaoka

Tsuyo Hamaoka

Her maiden name was Tsuyo Sonoda. She was born on 31 March 1902. She was unemployed. Her family includes Maki Sonoda (mother; nee Maki Yonehara), Chuhei Sonoda (father), Sawemo Hamaoka (husband; also listed as Sauyemon Hamaoka; deceased), Mitsuru Hamaoka (daughter), Yoshikatsu Hamaoka (son). Her home address is listed as 546 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and later Hamilton, Ontario.


Regularized NameTsuyo Hamaoka
Custodian Identification Number9891
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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