Some Oshima

Some Oshima

She was born on 7 February 1887. She was a machinist employed by Iwata, 380 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Miwa Oshima (mother; nee Miwa Kato), and Kikutaro Oshima (father). Her home address is listed as 229 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameSome Oshima
Custodian Identification Number6783
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Hideo Oshima
Some Oshima
Yoichi Oshima


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