Hatsuji Oyama

Hatsuji Oyama

He was born on 5 August 1894. He was a logger employed by Mayo Lumber Company. His family includes Chiki Oyama (wife; nee Chiki Nishijima; in Japan), Tamo Oyama (mother), and Shiozi Oyama [also listed as Shoji Oyama] (son; in Japan). He lived in Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameHatsuji Oyama
Custodian Identification Number11809
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Paldi


Custodian Case Files (1)


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