George Oyama

George 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 Sadajiro Oyama (father), Kayo Oyama (wife; nee Kayo Kikugawa), George 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 NameGeorge Oyama
Custodian Identification Number9226
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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