Kumeji Shimoda

Kumeji Shimoda

Bird Commission case file number 851. Custodian file number 3265. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_43_file_0851)
He was born on 15 March 1877. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Tsune Shimoda (mother; nee Tsune Nogami), Sasuki Shimoda (father), Chiyono Shimoda [possibly Chiono Shimoda] (wife; nee Chiyono Tanimoto [or nee Chiono Tanimoto]), Nobuichi Shimoda (son), Hiyoko Shimoda (daughter), Sadao Shimoda (son), Shikato Shimoda (son), Misao Shimoda (daughter), Hiroshi Shimoda (son), and Yoshiko Shimoda (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route Number No. 1, House No. 3969, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameKumeji Shimoda
Custodian Identification Number3265
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


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