Tamato Kumoi

Tamato Kumoi

He was born on 16 February 1900. He was a dry cleaner. His family includes Kiyoko Kumoi (wife; nee Kiyoko Obata), Washitaro Kumoi (father), Waka Kumoi (mother), Kazue Kumoi (daughter), Kimie Kumoi (daughter), Yaeko Kumoi (daughter), Tanaye Kumoi (daughter), Miyoko Kumoi (daughter), and June Kumoi (daughter). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTamato Kumoi
Custodian Identification Number11566
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kiyoko Kumoi
Lucille Kumoi
Tamato Kumoi


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