Suma Uyemura

Suma Uyemura

She was born on 16 April 1888. Her maiden name is Suma Egami. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yachi Egami (mother; nee Yachi Shikuri), Sezaburo Egami (father), and Ichijiro Uyemura (husband). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameSuma Uyemura
Custodian Identification Number5391
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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