Umazo Tamura

Umazo Tamura

He was born on 28 January 1894. He was a sawmill hand. His family includes Michi Tamura (wife), Sadao Tamura [also listed as Sadeo Tamura] (son), and Hideo Tamura (daughter). His home address is listed as 376 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameUmazo Tamura
Custodian Identification Number14026
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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