Yasutaro Hamada

Yasutaro Hamada

He was born on 15 April 1880. He was a rooming house caretaker at 515 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Aie Hamada (mother; nee Aie Masuza), Yoachi Hamada (father), Sode Hamada [also listed as Soze Hamada] (wife; in Japan), Tadao Hamada (son; in Japan), Kinsaku Hamada (son; in Japan), and Yasuo Hamada (son; in Japan). 53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and Ocean Falls, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and Rosebery, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYasutaro Hamada
Custodian Identification Number13970
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


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