Ume Omoto

Ume Omoto

She was born on 10 September 1886. Her maiden name is Ume Yamashita. She was a self-employed barber. Her family includes Uno Yamashita (mother), Guntaro Yamashita (father) and Tokujiro Omoto (husband). Her home address is listed as 1672 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameUme Omoto
Custodian Identification Number10618
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSandon, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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