Yaye Umemoto

Yaye Umemoto

She was born on 24 September 1916. She was a dressmaker employed by Mayfair Cleaners, 1340 Davis Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Haru Umemoto (mother; nee Haru Yamamoto), and Yasuzo Umemoto (father). Her home address is listed as 2316 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYaye Umemoto
Custodian Identification Number9006
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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