Nenokichi Oyama

Nenokichi Oyama

He was born on 21 March 1879. He was a farmer. His family includes Riheiji Oyama (father) and Esu Oyama (wife; nee Esu Kawakami; in Japan). His home address is listed as New Westminster, BC. 1023 Quebec Street, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Copper Creek, Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameNenokichi Oyama
Custodian Identification Number14971
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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