Mary Ohama

Mary Ohama

She was born on 19 November 1906. Her married name was Mary Ritz. She was a self-employed houseworker. Her family includes Kimi Ohama (mother; nee Kimi Inouye), Kinji Ohama (father), and Alvin Ritz (former husband; divorced). Her home address is listed as 52 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 52 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC; Rural Route 1, New West, BC; and Queensborough, New Westminster, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Rainier, AB; 409 8th Avenue East, Calgary, AB; and Calgary, AB.


Regularized NameMary Ohama
Custodian Identification Number10476
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rainier, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Calgary, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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