Michiko Onotera

Michiko Onotera

She was born on 10 December 1917. Her maiden name is Michi Fukumura. She was a dressmaker. Her family includes Soto Fukumura [possibly Sato Fukumura] (mother; nee Soto Yamano or Sato Yamano), Sainosuke Fukumura [possibly Sanosuke Fukumura] (father), and Tatsuo Onotera (husband). Her home address is listed as 521 East Cordova Stret, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameMichiko Onotera
Custodian Identification Number15240
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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