Koma Iwanami

Koma Iwanami

Her maiden name was Koma Konishi. She was born on 5 March 1902. She was a barber employed by Dainty Barber Shop. Her family includes Hatsu Iwanami (mother; nee Hatsu Ebata), Hatsuziro Konishi (father) [also possibly Hatsujiro Konishi], Bunyei Iwanami (former husband), Sobei Kitagawa (former common-law husband), Suteo Omoto (adopted son), Fumiye Kitagawa (daughter), Yoshitsugu Kitagawa (son), Her home address is listed as 247 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameKoma Iwanami
Custodian Identification Number9879
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Bunyei Iwanami
K Iwanami
Koma Iwanami


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