Naoemon Sameshima

Naoemon Sameshima

He was born on 3 November 1881. He is also listed as Naomon Sameshima. He was a self-employed cleaner and presser. His family includes Kuri Sameshima (mother; nee Kuri Yamamuto or Kuri Yamamoto), Naojiro Sameshima (father), Haruye Sameshima [also listed as Harue Sameshima] (wife; nee Haruye Nakamura or Harue Nakamura), and Saburo Sameshima (child). His home address is listed as 253 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.

Metadata

ForenameNaoemon
SurnameSameshima
Regularized NameNaoemon Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number7796
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC

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