Shozo Nishiyama

Shozo Nishiyama

Bird Commission case file number 1320 (abandoned). Custodian file number 11359. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_67_file_1320.)
He was born on 22 June 1902. He was a warehouse keeper employed by Furuya Company. His family includes Minezo Nishiyama (father), Tso Nishiyama (mother; nee Tso Hashimoto), Kei Nishiyama (wife), Kazuko Nishiyama (daughter), and Masashi Nishiyama (daughter). His home address is listed as 1390 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameShozo Nishiyama
Custodian Identification Number11359
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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