Gisaburo Koyama

Gisaburo Koyama

He was born on 13 May 1894. He was a millhand. His family includes Kuna Koyama (mother), Yasaburo Koyama (father), Hisae Koyama (wife), Yoshio Koyama (son), Setsuko Koyama (daughter), and Shizuo Koyama (son). His home address is listed as 1017 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameGisaburo Koyama
Custodian Identification Number14756
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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