3348: Jiro Oya

3348: Jiro Oya

He was born on 28 December 1890. He was a clerk employed by the Japanese Consul. His family includes Shizue Oya (wife; nee Shizu Sakamoto), Washiji Oya (father), Yo Oya (mother; nee Yo Shishido), Naomi Oya (daughter), Ida Oya (daughter), Rita Oya [also listed as Ethel Oya] (daughter), and Nana Oya (daughter). His home address is listed as 457Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 December 1890
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
C-9335 (1946-2065)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3348
Name Jiro Oya



3348: Jiro Oya


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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