Joe Akiyama

Joe Akiyama

He was born on 07 March 1920. He was a hardware clerk employed by his father, Tarokichi Akiyama, at Akiyama & Sons, 368 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kin Akiyama (mother), Tarokichi Akiyama (father), Minoru Akiyama (brother), Kay Akiyama (brother), Hiro Akiyama (brother), and Fumiko Tamaki (sister; nee Fumiko Akiyama). His home address is listed as 368 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC, Slocan, BC, and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameJoe Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number3197
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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