Kohei Nishiyama

Kohei Nishiyama

Bird Commission case file number 577. Custodian file number 1078. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_28_file_0577)
He was born on 10 May 1895. He was a railway worker employed by the Great Northern Railway in Spokane, WA. His family includes Juki Nishiyama (mother; nee Juki Murakami), Kiheiji Nishiyama (father), Hide Nishiyama (wife; nee Hide Murakami), Makio Nishiyama (son), and May Nishiyama [also listed as Masao Nishiyama] (daughter). His home address is listed as 806 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC. 344 Brunette, Street, New Westminster is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC; Welling, AB; and Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameKohei Nishiyama
Custodian Identification Number1078
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Welling, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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


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