11281: Makiye Oikawa

11281: Makiye Oikawa

Makiye Oikawa

Her maiden name was Makiye Watanabe. She was born on 11 March 1915. She ran a candy store. Her family includes Sadachi Watanabe (father), Tsusuyo Watanabe (mother; nee Tsusuyo Sasaki), Keigo Oikawa (husband), Mikiko Oikawa (daughter) and George Oikawa (son). Her home address is listed as 546 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 11 March 1915
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9407 (708-713)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11281
Name Makiye Oikawa



11281: Makiye Oikawa


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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