Shozo Tomita

Shozo Tomita

He was born in 1890. He was a self employed dry cleaner. His family includes, Kiwo Tomita (mother; in Japan), Shohichi Tomita (father; deceased), Yuwa Tomita (wife), George Tomita [also listed as Shotaro Tomita] (son), Masayasu Tomita (son). His home address is listed as 1368 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Normanville, Montreal. His listed seized property includes a lot at North East Quarter section 44, in the Town of Hastings Suburban, a 1930 Ford Sedan Vehicle, dry cleaning equipment, and household belongings including home furnishings, a sewing machine.


Regularized NameShozo Tomita
Custodian Identification Number1684
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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