Seizen Oyama

Seizen Oyama

He was born on 8 April 1890. He was a self-employed strawberry grower. His family includes Goze Oyama (mother; nee Goze Iyeoshiro), Seikun Oyama (father), Kami Oyama [also listed as Komi Oyama] (wife; nee Kami Nako or Komi Nako), and Seigi Oyama (son; also recorded as Mori, but apparently erroneously). His home address is listed as Otter Road, Rural Route, No. 1, Coghlan, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameSeizen Oyama
Custodian Identification Number4927
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Coghlan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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