Toyosaku Usami

Toyosaku Usami

He was born on 20 September 1880. He was a self-employed box maker. His family includes Nao Usami (mother; nee Nao Asahina), Sakuhei Usami (father), Mon Usami (wife; nee Mon Hasegawa), and Kyoko Usami (daughter). His home address is listed as 733 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameToyosaku Usami
Custodian Identification Number7473
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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