Ei Hiji

Ei Hiji

Bird Commission case file number 601. Custodian file number 4701. Mother-in-law of Tamotsu Tom Matsune. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_28_file_0601)
She was born on 18 September 1880. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sei Oyama [possibly Sui Oyama] (mother), Shokichi Oyama (father) and Zenshiro Hiji [possibly Zenshiso Hiji] (husband; deceased). Her home address is listed as Vancouver Cannery, Eburne, BC. Sea Island, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Rainier, AB and Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameEi Hiji
Custodian Identification Number4701
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rainier, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Eburne


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