Eunice Sonoda

Eunice Sonoda

She was born on 31 March 1915. Her name is also listed as Kinuye Sonoda and her maiden name is Eunice Hamaguchi or Kinuye Hamaguchi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Maki Hamaguchi (mother; nee Maki Teramoto), Nitaro Hamaguchi (father), Tadasu Sonoda (husband), Johnny Sonoda [also listed as Kazuo Sonoda] (son), Shirley Sonoda [also listed as Kimiye Sonoda] (daughter; born 1943), Theodore Sonoda [also listed as Tsugio Sonoda] (son; born 1945), and Nancy Sonoda [also listed as Teruya Sonoda] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 855 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameEunice Sonoda
Custodian Identification Number15088
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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