Walter Miyahara

Walter Miyahara

He was born on 12 March 1908. He is also listed in the files as Walter Toshihiko Miyahara. He was born as Walter Toshihiko Nishidera and was adopted into his wife’s family. He was a millhand employed by Royston Lumber Company, Cumberland, BC. His family includes Yuki Nishidera (mother; nee Yuki Sawakami), Masahachi Nishidera (father), Hatsumi Miyahara (wife), Franklin Kunio Miyahara (son), Gordon Masao Miyahara (son), and Thomas Tamotsu Miyahara (son). His home address is listed as Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Raymond, BC.

Metadata

ForenameWalter
SurnameMiyahara
Regularized NameWalter Miyahara
Custodian Identification Number8031
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceRaymond, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

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