Iwao Miyashita

Iwao Miyashita

He was born on 11 November 1882. He was a fish buyer and collector at Nelson Brothers in the summer of 1941 and a school teacher at Port Essington, BC. His family includes Yurie Miyashita (wife; nee Yurie Uyeyama), Shigeki Miyashita (son), Kiyomi Miyashita (son), Joe Miyashita (son), Keiya Miyashita (son), and Midori Miyashita (daughter). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. Port Essington, Skeena River, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Greenwood, BC.

Metadata

ForenameIwao
SurnameMiyashita
Regularized NameIwao Miyashita
Custodian Identification Number13928
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceKaslo, BC
ResidenceGreenwood, BC

Collections

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Terminology

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