Torahiko Motomura

Torahiko Motomura

He was born on 13 February 1882. He was a millhand employed by Maple Ridge Lumber Company. His family includes Taki Motomura (mother; nee Taki Yamasaki), Sentaro Motomura (father), Jiki Motomura (wife; nee Jiki Yamasaki), Yoshio Motomura (son), Tatsuye Motomura (daughter), and Sumio Motomura (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 268, River Road, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTorahiko Motomura
Custodian Identification Number6533
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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