Tomekichi Yonekura

Tomekichi Yonekura

He was born on 14 June 1885. At the time of these documents, he was retired. His family members are Sumie Yonekura [also Sumiye Yonekura] (wife; nee Sumie Yamaguchi or Sumiye Yamaguchi), Tadao Yonekura (son), Asako Yonekura (daughter), and Yoshiharu Yonekura (son). He lived at #19 Imperial Cannery, B0x 254, Steveston, BC, and was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. His family’s seized property includes household belongings, and a fishing vessel named “H.Y.”, which was purchased at auction by Alexander John McGillivray. The family stored items at their home at Imperial Cannery House #12.


Regularized NameTomekichi Yonekura
Custodian Identification Number1085
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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