Masatoshi Umetsu

Masatoshi Umetsu

He was born on 8 January 1915. He was a bookkeeper employed by C. Nakamura & Company, 163 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sui Umetsu (mother; nee Sui Anyo), Yohei Umetsu (father), Kiyoko Umetsu (wife; nee Kiyokko Kumagai). His home address is listed as 2052 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. 763 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Blenheim, ON.


Regularized NameMasatoshi Umetsu
Custodian Identification Number12494
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceBlenheim, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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