Hitoshi Oya

Hitoshi Oya

He was born on 21 November 1915. He was a fisherman. His family includes Misu Oya (mother; nee Misu Takeda), Kojiro Oya (father), Chie Oya [also listed as Chieko Oya] (wife; nee Chie Fujita or Chieko Fujita), Emiko Oya [also listed as Emi Oya] (daughter), and Sachie Oya (daughter). His home address is listed as both Namu, BC and 334 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameHitoshi Oya
Custodian Identification Number2821
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Namu
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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