Komao Miwa

Komao Miwa

Named formerly Komao Hida, adopted into the Miwa family. He was born on 18 December 1906. He was a fisherman and carpenter employed by Canadian Fishing Company Limited. His family includes Kuriesaburo Miwa (father), Machi Miwa (mother), Kiyoka Miwa (wife; nee Kiyoka Matsumura), Katherine Miwa [also listed as Reiko Miwa] (daughter), Robert Miwa [also listed as Kunio Miwa] (son), and Ayako Miwa (daughter). His home address is listed as 131 West 1st Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameKomao Miwa
Custodian Identification Number11003
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)


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