Isono Nakayama

Isono Nakayama

She was born on 11 October 1881. Her family includes Oriyo Miyokawa (mother; nee Oriyo Nishiyama), Kentaro Miyokawa (father), and Josephine Yako Nakayama (daughter). Her home address is listed as 2301 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC and 17th Avenue, Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameIsono Nakayama
Custodian Identification Number6415
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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