Umemasa Onaka

Umemasa Onaka

He was born on 03 January 1883. He was a cook employed by BC Pulp Company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Fusa Onaka (mother; nee Fusa Yamada), Kumakichi Onaka (father), Shizu Onaka (wife; nee Shizu Satsu; deceased). His home address is listed as 362 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Port Alice, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameUmemasa Onaka
Custodian Identification Number494
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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