Hamasaburo Tarumoto

Hamasaburo Tarumoto

Tarumoto was born on 10 July 1894. His file lists that he was also known as Hamasaburo Harutomi; he changed his name to Hamasaburo Tarumoto by adoption into his wife’s family. He was a fisherman formerly employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Kumae Tarumoto (wife), Kazuro Tarumoto (son; born on 17 September 1928), Tsuyoshi Tarumoto [also, Tsuyashi Tarumoto] (son; born on 11 June 1930), and Saburo Tarumoto (son; born on 04 October 1932). He lived at 89 Chatham Street, Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Searle Farms, East Selkirk, MB. His listed seized property includes: boat “H.T.”; boat “Kayen”; fishing equipment; household belongings; bicycle.

Metadata

ForenameHamasaburo
SurnameTarumoto
Regularized NameHamasaburo Tarumoto
Custodian Identification Number1453
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceEast Selkirk, MB

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