Umenosuke Ota

Umenosuke Ota

He was born on 23 October 1890. He was a net man employed by Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Masuko Ota (wife). His home address is listed as 345 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameUmenosuke Ota
Custodian Identification Number13172
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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