Gentaro Hirayama

Gentaro Hirayama

He was born on 4 December 1874. He was a self-employed macaroni maker. His family includes Momi Hirayama (wife; nee Momi Uyeda; in Japan). His home address is listed as Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGentaro Hirayama
Custodian Identification Number7390
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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