Isamu Shimura

Isamu Shimura

He was born on 23 November 1920. He was a box maker employed by Machida & Company, 236 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Naka Shimura (mother; nee Naka Kawakami) and Tsurutaro Shimura (father). His home address is listed as 230 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taft, BC and Spruce Mills, Donald, BC.

Metadata

ForenameIsamu
SurnameShimura
Regularized NameIsamu Shimura
Custodian Identification Number3203
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTaft, BC
ResidenceDonald, BC

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Shared Surnames

Shimura

Terminology

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