Tomokichi Teramura

Tomokichi Teramura

He was born on 31 October 1898. He was a milll hand employed by Cedar Cove Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tami Teramura (mother), Kahei Teramura (father), Kiso Teramura (mother; nee Kiso Toku), Tomio Teramura [also listed as Tomyo Teramura] (daughter), Emiko Teramura (daughter), Kkiyoshi Teramura (son), and Tomie Teramura [also listed as Tomye Teramura] (daughter). His home address is listed as 230 1/2 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Geikie, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTomokichi Teramura
Custodian Identification Number14449
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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