Miya Hamanishi

Miya Hamanishi

She was born on 15 August 1885. She was a housewife. Her family includes Jinnosuke Hamanishi (husband; deceased), Masayuki Hamanishi (son), Mayumi Hamanishi (daughter), and Katsuji Hamanishi (son). Her home address is listed as No. 10, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMiya Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number5870
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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