Chiyo Koyama

Chiyo Koyama

She was born on 29 August 1902. Her maiden name is Chiyo Ito. She also used the name Rosie Johns. Her family includes Waka Ito (mother; nee Waka Nishimoto), Hidekichi Ito (father), Jaigo Koyama (former husband; separated), Harry Johns (husband; common-law), and Irene Johns (daughter). She lived at 519 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, BC. She is listed as “exempt” from being forcibly uprooted.


Regularized NameChiyo Koyama
Custodian Identification Number13317
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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