1106: Kume Miyama

1106: Kume Miyama

Kume Miyama

She was born on 3 June 1914. Her maiden name is Kume Kihara. Her occupation is listed as housewife, but another document in the file indicates that she was a maid. Her family includes Toyo Kihara (mother; nee Toyo Nakamura), Tatsuji Kihara (father), and Kunio Miyama (husband). Her home address is listed as Ocean Falls, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 03 June 1914
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9315 (1380-1391)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1106
Name Kume Miyama



1106: Kume Miyama


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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