Shimo Kameda

Shimo Kameda

Kameda was born on 9 September 1887. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Hichisaburo Kameda (husband), Ritsuko Kameda (daughter), Shigetoshi Kameda (son), Masao Kameda (son), Fumiye Kameda (daughter), Toshiko Kameda (daughter), and Shigeo Kameda [also listed as Harry Kameda] (son). Her home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Box 28, Minto City, BC. Her listed seized property includes: her home, her store (the Kameda General Store), and land at lots seven and eight, Block two, Townsite of Port Essington, Map 357; her two storey rental property at 1864 West Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC; three radio sets; a piano; a box of “Japanese paint”; household belongings.


Regularized NameShimo Kameda
Custodian Identification Number1582
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Essington


Custodian Case Files (1)


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