Kumekichi Koyama

Kumekichi Koyama

He was born on 12 June 1889. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Masa Koyama (wife; in Japan), Tokichi Koyama (father), Iku Koyama (mother; nee Iku Nishi), Sadao Koyama (son; in Japan) and Tsurue Koyama (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 396 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameKumekichi Koyama
Custodian Identification Number3323
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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