Haruo Tomita

Haruo Tomita

Bird Commission case file number 613. Custodian file number 3853. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_30_file_0613)
She was born on 12 March 1906. She was a self-employed farmer. Her family includes Tome Maeno (mother; nee Tome Kato), Kenjiro Maeno (father), Mamoru Tomita (husband; deceased), Nobuko Tomita (daughter), Emiko Tomita (daughter), and Shizuo Tomita (son). Her home address is listed as 245 Sandell Road, Surrey, BC. Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameHaruo Tomita
Custodian Identification Number3853
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Surrey


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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