Mume Ohashi

Mume Ohashi

Ohashi was born on 7 December 1904. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Shokichi Ohashi (husband), Miyo Ohashi (daughter), Yukio Ohashi (son), and Tamotsu Ohashi (son). Her mother and father are listed as deceased at time of file and no names are provided. Her home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC on 22 June 1942 and then to Lemon Creek, BC in June 1946. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. Her listed seized property includes a Phonola Mantel Radio, a General “A” and “B” Power Pack Battery, a list of short wave radio stations, household goods, and a gramophone. Tofu tools and seventy-five records were missing.


Regularized NameMume Ohashi
Custodian Identification Number1314
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Essington


Custodian Case Files (1)


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