May Kuroyama

May Kuroyama

Kuroyama was born on 14 May 1919. She was a housemaid for Mrs. C. Y. Robson of Port Alberni, BC. Her family includes Chieno Kuroyama (mother; nee Chieno Kondo) and Tokumatsu Kuroyama (father). Her home address is listed as 112 Kingsway, Port Alberni, BC. 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to 151 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg, MB and to 498 Wood Avenue, Westmount, QC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameMay Kuroyama
Custodian Identification Number1499
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Westmount, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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