Masaru Kumamoto

Masaru Kumamoto

He was born on 5 July 1889. He was a logger employed by Francis Miller & Company, West Vancouver, BC. His family includes Umeyo Kumamoto (mother), Koichi Hayashi (father), Chiyoko Kumamoto (wife; nee Chiyoko Miyake), Keichi Kumamoto (son). His home address is listed as 222 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 433 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMasaru Kumamoto
Custodian Identification Number2407
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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