Sadaichi Hirayama

Sadaichi Hirayama

He was born on 8 April 1902. Adopted into wifeʼs family upon marriage. Birth name Sadaichi Matsuzawa. He was a self-employed tailor and cleaner. His family includes Sode Hirayama (mother; nee Sode Hirata), Hatsumi Hirayama (wife), James Hirayama [also listed as Jimi Hirayama] (son), Leslie Hirayama [also listed as Taro Hirayama] (son), and Gladys Hirayama [also listed as Akiko Hirayama] (daughter). His home address is listed as 2132 Alberta Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosemont, QC.


Regularized NameSadaichi Hirayama
Custodian Identification Number3901
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Rosemont, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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