1499: May Kuroyama

1499: May Kuroyama

May Kuroyama

Kuroyama was born on 14 May 1919. She was a housemaid for Mrs. C. Y. Robson of Port Alberni, BC. Her family includes Chieno Kuroyama (mother; nee Chieno Kondo) and Tokumatsu Kuroyama (father). Her home address is listed as 112 Kingsway, Port Alberni, BC. 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to 151 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg, MB and to 498 Wood Avenue, Westmount, QC. No seized property is listed in the file.
Sex F
Date of Birth 14 May 1919
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Winnipeg, MB
Westmount, QC
Locations before uprooting
Port Alberni
C-9320 (994-997)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1499
Name May Kuroyama
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 02 August 1944



1499: May Kuroyama


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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