Shiro Umemoto

Shiro Umemoto

He was born on 14 February 1905. He was a taxi operator who owned his own business at 251 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Chisako Umemoto (wife; nee Chisako Tanaka), Marion Umemoto [also listed as Marion Kazuko Umemoto] (daughter), and George Umemoto [also listed as George Arata Umemoto] (son). His home address is listed as 1616 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 510 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShiro Umemoto
Custodian Identification Number13400
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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