Chotaro Aoyama

Chotaro Aoyama

He was born on 22 April 1896. He was a millhand employed by Powell Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuyo Aoyama (mother; nee Tsuyo Asaoka), Mijiro Aoyama (father), Tsuya Aoyama (wife; nee Tsuya Fujinaga; in Japan) and Lily Aoyama (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 561 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Parkin Spruce Mill Limited, Donald, BC; 184 Queen Street, Hamilton, ON; and 219 York Street, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameChotaro Aoyama
Custodian Identification Number3227
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Donald, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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