Masa Omiya

Masa Omiya

She was born on 1 December 1913. She was a housewife. Her maiden name was Masa Yamada. Her family includes Seitaro Omiya (husband), Chiyeko Omiya (daughter), Bruce Omiya [also listed as Akira Omiya] (son), Robin Omiya [also listed as Morio Omiya] (son), Daphne Omiya [also listed as Tamiko Omiya] (daughter), Kina Yamada (mother), and Seishichi Yamada (father). Her home address is listed as 8722 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMasa Omiya
Custodian Identification Number8303
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Masa Omiya
Seitaro Omiya


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