Sadajiro Oyama

Sadajiro Oyama

He was born on 8 January 1879. He was a night watchman employed by Powell Lumber & Fuel Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kayo Oyama (wife; nee Kayo Kikugawa), George Oyama (son), Kazuhiko Oyama (son), and John Oyama (son). His home address is listed as 566 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameSadajiro Oyama
Custodian Identification Number9226
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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