Kami Oyama

Kami Oyama

She was born on 5 March 1888. Her maiden name is Kami Nako. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kami Nako (mother; nee Kami China), Hocho Nako (father), Seizen Oyama (husband), Seigi Oyama (son), and Mori Oyama (son). Her home address is listed as Otter Road, Rural Route No. 1, Coghlan, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB and she was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKami Oyama
Custodian Identification Number5186
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Coghlan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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