Makiye Oikawa

Makiye Oikawa

Her maiden name was Makiye Watanabe. She was born on 11 March 1915. She ran a candy store. Her family includes Sadachi Watanabe (father), Tsusuyo Watanabe (mother; nee Tsusuyo Sasaki), Keigo Oikawa (husband), Mikiko Oikawa (daughter) and George Oikawa (son). Her home address is listed as 546 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMakiye Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number11281
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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