Chie Oya

Chie Oya

She was born on 30 July 1917. Her maiden name is Chie Fujita. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toki Fujita (mother; nee Toki Takeda), Tatsuji Fujita (father), Hitoshi Oya (husband), Emiko Oya (daughter), and Sachie Oya (daughter). Her home address is listed as 334 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and Namu, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameChie Oya
Custodian Identification Number8882
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Namu


Custodian Case Files (1)


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