Kin Akiyama

Kin Akiyama

She was born on 1 March 1895. Her maiden name is Kin Shirai. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tarokichi Akiyama (husband), Minoru Akiyama (son), Fumiko Akiyama (daughter), Joe Akiyama (son), Kaye Akiyama (son), Hiro Akiyama (son), and Mayko Akiyama (daughter). Her home address is listed as 368 ½ Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameKin Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number9037
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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