Choru Miyahara

Choru Miyahara

He was born on 06 May 1888. He was a shingle cutter employed by Robert MacNair Shingle Company. His family includes Kameko Miyahara (wife, also Kame Miyahara; in Japan), Frankie Miyahara (son; in Japan), Emiko Miyahara (daughter; in Japan), Use Miyahara (mother; nee Use Ushiye), Gentaru Miyahara (father). His home address is listed as 130 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and Pyramid, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17June, 1946.


Regularized NameChoru Miyahara
Custodian Identification Number802
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Pyramid, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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