Michio Tomita

Michio Tomita

He was born on 4 January 1906. He was a farmer. His family includes Uta Tomita (mother; nee Uta Hashimoto), Hachizo Tomita (father), Michiko Tomita [also listed as Michi Tomita] (wife), Toyoshige Tomita (son), and Keiko Tomita (daughter). His home address is listed as 191 10th Avenue, Haney, BC. Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Sanford, MB and Whitemouth, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameMichio Tomita
Custodian Identification Number2852
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sanford, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Whitemouth, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


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