Kate Oyama

Kate Oyama

She was born on 28 May 1915. She was a garment maker employed by The Clever Maid, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Maki Oyama (mother; nee Maki Kudo) and Ukichi Oyama (father). Her home address is listed as 1607 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1589 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameKate Oyama
Custodian Identification Number13173
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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