Frank Nomura

Frank Nomura

He was born on 24 March 1898. His name is also listed as Sozo Nomura. He was a bell boy employed by Devonshire Hotel. His family includes Yono Nomura (mother; nee Yono Okura), Tomekichi Nomura (father), Sumiko Nomura (wife; nee Sumiko Kamiya), Toshio Nomura (son), Tatsuo Nomura (son), and Setsuko Nomura (daughter). His hoome address is listed as 809 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and Rural Route No. 1, Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameFrank Nomura
Custodian Identification Number13850
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


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