1352: Kyuya Oda

1352: Kyuya Oda

Kyuya Oda

Oda was born on 19 February 1897. He was a farmer. His family includes Sumi Oda (mother; nee Sumi Oda; in Japan), Yosoya Oda (father; deceased at time of file), Shizu Oda (wife; nee Shizu Nishida), Akio Oda (son; born 10 January 1929), and Eiko Oda (daughter; born 9 October 1931). His home address is listed as Rural Road #1, Mission, BC. 3881 Lougheed Highway is handwritten beside this address. He owned approximately 10.5 acres of farm land with a home, a bathhouse, a cabin for berry pickers, animal buildings, and sheds. He grew strawberries, raspberries, loganberries and rhubarb. He had one horse, four hundred chickens and a dog. He was forcibly uprooted to Rural Road #4, Sparta Road, St. Thomas, ON. His address at the time of the Bird Commission was Rural Road #5, Merlin, ON. His farm was seized and sold to the Director of the Veterans’ Land Act. His other listed seized property includes household belongings and farming equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 February 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
St Thomas, ON
C-9317 (1416-1491)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1352
Name Kyuya Oda
Not Before: 29 March 1942
Not After: 08 October 1950



1352: Kyuya Oda


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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