Yosoya Omoto

Yosoya Omoto

He was born on 28 January 1895. He was a confectioner. His family includes Misa Omoto (mother), Shokichi Omoto (father), Chuju Omoto (wife; nee Chuju Nose), Eiko Omoto (daughter), and Aiko Omoto (daughter). 315 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Coalhurst, AB. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYosoya Omoto
Custodian Identification Number14658
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePicture Butte, AB
ResidenceCoalhurst, AB
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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