Yoshiye Oikawa

Yoshiye Oikawa

She was born on 29 June 1900. Her maiden name is Yoshiye Onodera. Her occupation is listed as “Farmer’s Help and Housewife”. Her family includes Harue Onodera (mother; nee Harue Inomata), Hanzaemon Onodera (father), Yoemon Oikawa (husband), Toyoko Oikawa (daughter), Tokio Oikawa (son), Shigeru Oikawa (son), Taeko Oikawa (daughter), Mitsuko Oikawa (daughter), and Yoko Oikawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as 21st Avenue, Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameYoshiye Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number7147
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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