Tomejiro Shinmura

Tomejiro Shinmura

He was born on 10 May 1881. He was a fisherman employed by Nelson Brothers Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Suye Shinmura [also listed as Sue Kawabata] (wife; nee Suye Kawabata or Sue Kawabata). His home address is listed as Nelson Brothers Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Three Valley, BC. He died on 22 December 1944 at Enderby, BC.

Metadata

ForenameTomejiro
SurnameShinmura
Regularized NameTomejiro Shinmura
Custodian Identification Number2404
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceThree Valley, BC

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