Chiyoko Kumamoto

Chiyoko Kumamoto

She was born on 30 October 1900. She was a cannery worker employed by Great Northern Cannery, West Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Maki Miyake (mother; nee Maki Isomoto), Sadayo Miyake (father), Masaru Kumamoto (husband), and Keichi Kumamoto (son). Her home address is listed as 222 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Rosebery, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameChiyoko Kumamoto
Custodian Identification Number7303
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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