Naojiro Oya

Naojiro Oya

He was born on 12 July 1917. He was a fisherman. His family includes Misu Oya (mother; nee Misu Takeda) and Kojiro Oya (father). His home address is listed as 334 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Namu, BC and 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek. Slocan, BC and Carmi, BC.


Regularized NameNaojiro Oya
Custodian Identification Number2819
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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