Chiyono Yamamura

Chiyono Yamamura

Also listed as Norma Yamamura. She was approximately born in 1923. She was a store clerk employed by M. Furuya & Company, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Tsuru Yamamura (mother; nee Tsuru Higida), and Kinroku Yamamura (father). Her home address is listed as 2412 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameChiyono Yamamura
Custodian Identification Number9790
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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