Isomatsu Oyama

Isomatsu Oyama

Oyama was born on 20 October 1881. He was a fisherman employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. No family is listed in file, but Oyama is listed as being a widower. He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, Parkin Spruce Mill Limited, Donald, BC, and Selkirk Sprice Mills, Donald, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “I.O.”; fishing equipment; firearms.

Metadata

ForenameIsomatsu
SurnameOyama
Regularized NameIsomatsu Oyama
Custodian Identification Number1262
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceDonald, BC
ResidenceDonald, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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