Hina Oyama

Hina Oyama

She was born on 30 March 1895. Her maiden name is Hina Uyehara. Her occupation is listed as housewife, but a document in the file indicates that she was a dressmaker who did business under the name of Cinderella Dressmaking Shop, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Inokichi Oyama (husband; deceased), Kazuko Oyama (daughter), and Reiko Oyama (daughter). Her home address is listed as 157 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 3446 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC and 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameHina Oyama
Custodian Identification Number7310
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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