3227: Chotaro Aoyama

3227: Chotaro Aoyama

Chotaro Aoyama

He was born on 22 April 1896. He was a millhand employed by Powell Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuyo Aoyama (mother; nee Tsuyo Asaoka), Mijiro Aoyama (father), Tsuya Aoyama (wife; nee Tsuya Fujinaga) and Lily Aoyama (daughter). His home address is listed as 561 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Parkin Spruce Mill Limited, Donald, BC; 184 Queen Street, Hamilton, ON; and 219 York Street, Hamilton, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 22 April 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Donald, BC
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, ON
Reel
C-9334 (148-162)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3227
Name Chotaro Aoyama

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3227: Chotaro Aoyama

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Metadata Author: Isabelle D. Tupas
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