Sumiye Yonekura

Sumiye Yonekura

Yonekura was born on 20 February 1894. No occupation is listed for her. Her family includes Tomekichi Yonekura (wife), Tarao Yonekura (son), Asako Yonekura (daughter), and Yoshiharu Yonekura (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 254 Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. Her listed seized property includes a Singer sewing machine and household belongings.

Metadata

ForenameSumiye
SurnameYonekura
Regularized NameSumiye Yonekura
Custodian Identification Number1383
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC

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