Nobuko Sanmiya

Nobuko Sanmiya

She was born on 7 October 1915. Born in Maple Ridge, BC. Her maiden name is Nobuko Tamura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yuri Tamura (mother; nee Yuri Matsui), Yazaemon Tamura (father), Gunji Sanmiya (husband), Roberta Sanmiya [also listed as Sachiko Sanmiya] (daughter), Stewart Sanmiya [also listed as Tei Sanmiya] (son), and Ken Sanmiya [also listed as Edward Sanmiya] (son). She lived in Vancouver, BC. Her home address is listed as 22nd Road, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameNobuko Sanmiya
Custodian Identification Number6402
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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