Jiki Motomura

Jiki Motomura

She was born on 10 March 1891. Her maiden name is Jiki Yamasaki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tsutako Yamasaki [possibly Tutako Yamasaki] (mother), Sohei Yamasaki (father), Torahiko Motomura (husband), Yoshio Motomura (son), Tatsuye Motomura (daughter), and Sumio Motomura (son). Her home address is listed as River Road, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameJiki Motomura
Custodian Identification Number6101
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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