Asato Nishiyama

Asato Nishiyama

He was born on 19 August 1910. He was a mill hand. His family includes Sayo Nishiyama (mother) and Gosaku Nishiyama (father). Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC.


Regularized NameAsato Nishiyama
Custodian Identification Number12378
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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