Kametaro Akiyama

Kametaro Akiyama

He was born on 23 January 1886. He was a self-employed owner of a cleaning and pressing service called O.K. Cleaners. His family includes Kesazo Akiyama (father), Tai Akiyama (mother; nee Tai Cone), Masano Akiyama (wife; nee Masano Kobayashi), Marie Akiyama (daughter), and Shinno Akiyama (son). His home address is listed as 2308 Granville Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Montreal, Quebec.

Metadata

ForenameKametaro
SurnameAkiyama
Regularized NameKametaro Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number11147
NationalityJapanese national

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