Masano Akiyama

Masano Akiyama

She was born on 15 March 1895. She was a dressmaker employed by OK Cleaners. Her family includes Mojy Kobayashi (father), Yayoi Kobayashi (mother; nee Yayoi Takekawa), Kametaro Akiyama (husband), Marie Akiyama (daughter), and Shinno Akiyama (son). Her home address is listed as 500 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMasano Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number11488
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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