Utaka Shimoyama

Utaka Shimoyama

He was born on 15 March 1921. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp and Paper Company Limited or Eburne Saw Mill, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuru Shimoyama (mother; nee Tsuru Tanikawa) and Kachinosuke Shimoyama (father). His home address is listed as230 1/2 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Woodfibre, BC and 8377 Osler Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Ontario.


Regularized NameUtaka Shimoyama
Custodian Identification Number13208
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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