Fumiko Usami

Fumiko Usami

She was born on 10 January 1902. Her maiden name was Fumiko Nishimura. She was a self-employed barber. Her family includes Matsu Nishimura (mother; nee Matsu Fujii), Gennosuke Nishimura (father), Mataichi Usami (husband), Shigeru Usami (son), Katsuyo Usami (daughter), Ayako Usami (daughter), Sachiko Usami (daughter), Kinuko Usami (daughter), and Kenji Usami (son). Her home address is listed as 254 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameFumiko Usami
Custodian Identification Number4645
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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