Gentoku Uema

Gentoku Uema

He was born on 10 February 1890. He was a whaler employed by Victoria Whaling Station. His family includes Matsu Uema (mother), and Kamesuke Uema (father). His home address is listed as 620 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameGentoku Uema
Custodian Identification Number3790
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidencePicture Butte, AB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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