Tsunaye Motomura

Tsunaye Motomura

Her maiden name was Tsunaye Ishida. She was born on 14 March 1908. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tsunekichi Ishida (father), Chiyono Ishida (mother; nee Chiyono Myoken), Yutaka Motomura (husband), Eiko Motomura (daughter), Rimiko Motomura (daughter), Fumio Motomura (son), Kenji Motomura (son), Hiromu Motomura (son) and Kimiye Motomura (daughter). Her home address is listed as 526 Princess Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Neys, ON.


Regularized NameTsunaye Motomura
Custodian Identification Number11919
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Neys, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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