Kanejo Umekita

Kanejo Umekita

He was born on 22 June 1883. He was a labourer employed by I. Ohama, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Sato Umekita (mother; nee Sato Yamada), and Juemon Umekita (father). His home address is listed as 117 Main Street, Vancouver, BC and Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameKanejo Umekita
Custodian Identification Number6180
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceRaymond, AB


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