Gensaburo Kumita

Gensaburo Kumita

He was born on 23 February 1904. He was a clerk employed by Matsumiya Nose Company, 229 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsuye Kumita (wife; nee Hatsuye Onishi), Kozo Kumita (son), Yuji Kumita (son),and Yoshiro Kumita (son). His home address is listed as 2040 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 374 McNab Street, Hamilton, ON and 57 Lloyd Street, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameGensaburo Kumita
Custodian Identification Number1009_xi
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceHamilton, ON
ResidenceHamilton, ON


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