Riku Ariza

Riku Ariza

Wife of Enji Ariza. Bird Commission case file number 924. Custodian file number 2621. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_46_file_0924)
She was born on 27 March 1890. Her maiden name is Riku Motokichi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Iwa Okita (mother), Motokishi Okita (father), Enji Ariza (husband), Takeru Ariza (son), Isao Ariza (son), Ukuye Ariza (daughter), and San Ariza (son). Her home address is listed as 17th Avenue and 6th Road, Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Portage la Prairie, MB.


Regularized NameRiku Ariza
Custodian Identification Number2621
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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