Tomiye Hamada

Tomiye Hamada

She was born on 13 April 1907. She was a restaurant proprietor. Her family includes Hatsujiro Hamada (husband; deceased). Her home address is listed as 126 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 128 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTomiye Hamada
Custodian Identification Number12601
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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