12861: Joichi Uyenaka

12861: Joichi Uyenaka

Joichi Uyenaka

He was born on 26 August 1885; he died on 20 May 1942. The file also names him as Jiyo Uyenaka. The file lists him as possibly having an office in the Dominion Building and working as an importer and exporter. His family includes Yasuke Uyenaka (father), Masayaki Uyenaka (son; born on 19 November 1925), Mary Sadako Uyenaka (daughter; born on 23 Octover 1927), and Ida Shigeko (daughter; born on 23 November 1929). His home address is listed as 325 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 August 1885
Date of Death 23 May 1942
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
C-9418 (1096-1102)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12861
Name Joichi Uyenaka
Not Before: 30 December 1942
Not After: 07 May 1949



12861: Joichi Uyenaka


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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