Umejiro Inaba

Umejiro Inaba

He was born on 1 May 1883. He was a ship oiler employed by Union Steamship Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kuma Inaba (mother), Ichiomon Inaba (father), and Naoe Inaba (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameUmejiro Inaba
Custodian Identification Number7640
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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