Tsuma Tonomura

Tsuma Tonomura

She was born on 08 September 1901. Her maiden name is Tsuma Okuno. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiri Okuno (mother), Hikajiro Okuno (father), Moichiro Tonomura (husband), George Tonomura [also listed as Shigeru Tonomura] (son), Betty Tonomura [also listed as Tsuyuko Tonomura] (daughter), Gene Tonomura (daughter), and John Tonomura [also listed as Eiji Tonomura] (son). Her home address is listed as Wren Road, Rural Route No. 1, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameTsuma Tonomura
Custodian Identification Number9295
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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