Onobu Yamakami

Onobu Yamakami

She was born on 30 January 1906. She was a dressmaker employed by Fairview Cleaners, 706 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Shotaro Yamakami (husband), Masako Yamakami (daughter), Hirashi Yamakami [also listed as Ross Yamakami] (son), Eiko Yamakami (daughter), Masayuki Yamakami (son), and Harumi Yamakami (daughter). Her home address is listed as 706 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameOnobu Yamakami
Custodian Identification Number10076
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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