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], Bunye Iwanami (husband), Suteo Iwanami (son), Fumiye Iwanami (daughter), Yoshitsugu Iwanami (son), Kadsuye Iwanami (daughter). The father for Kadsuye, Fumie, Yoshitsugu is possibly Sobie Kitagawa. Her home address is listed as 247 Main Street Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.

Metadata

ForenameKoma
SurnameIwanami
Regularized NameKoma Iwanami
Custodian Identification Number9879
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSandon, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

Iwanami
NameSee also
Bunyei Iwanami
K Iwanami
Koma Iwanami

Terminology

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