3172: Sami Nakayama

3172: Sami Nakayama

Sami Nakayama

She was born on 05 June 1887. Her name is also listed in the file as Sani Nakayama. She was a camp cook employed by Kinjiro Takahashi, Cold Creek, BC. Her family includes Tsugi Nakayama (mother; nee Tsugi Kariyama), Juichiro Nakayama (father), and Eisaku Nakayama (husband). Her home address is listed as 773 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. 425 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 June 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9333 (1958-1963)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3172
Name Sami Nakayama



3172: Sami Nakayama


Metadata Author: Wendy Fang
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