Tonoyo Tsumura

Tonoyo Tsumura

She was born on 3 January 1895. She was a self-employed farmer’s help and housewife. Her family includes Shino Okino (mother; nee Shino Tsumura), Tosaburo Okino (father), Chonosuke Tsumura (husband), Lucy Tsumura (daughter), Tommy Tsumura (son), and Edna Tsumura (daughter). Her home address is listed as 274 Roebuck Road, Rural Route, No. 41, New Westminster, BC. Rock Creek Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops District, BC.

Metadata

ForenameTonoyo
SurnameTsumura
Regularized NameTonoyo Tsumura
Custodian Identification Number7523
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceKamloops District, BC

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