Tome Shoyama

Tome Shoyama

He was born on 24 September 1916. His name is also listed as Tome Kunito Shoyama. He was a self-employed newspaperman at “New Canadian”. His family includes Kimi Shoyama (mother) and Kinitaro Shoyama (father). His home address is listed as 215 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 546 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameTome Shoyama
Custodian Identification Number13030
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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