Shiroji Umetsu

Shiroji Umetsu

He was born on 1 October 1889. He was a previous automobile salesman employed by Begg Motor Company, Vancouver, but at the time of the file was doing odd jobs. His family includes Kiju Umetsu (father), Toyoko Umetsu (wife; nee Toyoko Momii), Nobuo Umetsu (son), Hiroko Umetsu (daughter), and Toshiko Umetsu (daughter). His home address is listed as 3565 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameShiroji Umetsu
Custodian Identification Number415
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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