Senmatsu Hamaura

Senmatsu Hamaura

He was born on 27 April 1887. He was a fisherman. His family includes Naki Hamaura (mother; in Japan), Katsukeichi Hamaura (father; deceased at time of file), Takeno Hamaura (wife). His home address is listed as Terra Nova Cannery, Eburne, BC (15th Road, Haney, BC). He was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes real estate he owned in New Westminster, BC, his boat, the “S.H.” or “Sumily”, as well as fishing nets and equipment.


Regularized NameSenmatsu Hamaura
Custodian Identification Number6930
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Eburne


Custodian Case Files (1)


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