Yama Iwata

Yama Iwata

She was born on 2 April 1903. Her maiden name is Yama Tanaka. She was a dressmaker and the owner of Victoria Dye Works, 632 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kaku Tanaka (mother; nee Kaku Adachi), Chiyugoro Tanaka (father) Takamitsu Iwata (husband), Takashi Iwata (son), Kinichi Iwata [also listed as Kiichi Iwata] (son), Toyoko Iwata (daughter). Her home address is listed as 632 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYama Iwata
Custodian Identification Number9046
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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