Ume Izumi

Ume Izumi

Also listed as May Izumi. She was born on 11 March 1916. She was a housewife. Her maiden name was Une Shiga. Her family includes Tadao Izumi (husband), Tadashi Izumi [also listed as Basil Izumi] (son), Tsujio Shiga (mother), and Takuma Shiga (father). Her home address is listed as 857 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameUme Izumi
Custodian Identification Number9799
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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