Chisako Umemoto

Chisako Umemoto

She was born on 27 August 1914. Her maiden name is Chisako Tanaka. She was a housewife. Her family includes Chiyo Tanaka (mother; nee Chiyo Kanazawa), Satejiro Tanaka (father), Shiro Umemoto (husband), Marion Umemoto [also listed as Kazuko Umemoto] (daughter), and George Umemoto [also listed as Arata Umemoto] (son). Her home address is listed as 1616 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 510 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameChisako Umemoto
Custodian Identification Number13401
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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