9879: Koma Iwanami

9879: Koma Iwanami

Koma Iwanami

Her maiden name was Koma Konishi. She was born on 5 March 1902. She was a barber employed by Dainty Barber Shop. Her family includes Hatsu Iwanami (mother; nee Hatsu Ebata), Hatsuziro Konishi (father) [also possibly Hatsujiro Konishi], Bunye Iwanami (husband), Suteo Iwanami (son), Fumiye Iwanami (daughter), Yoshitsugu Iwanami (son), Kadsuye Iwanami (daughter). The father for Kadsuye, Fumie, Yoshitsugu is possibly Sobie Kitagawa. Her home address is listed as 247 Main Street Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 March 1902
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
C-9395 (767-770)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9879
Name Koma Iwanami



9879: Koma Iwanami


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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