Sukejiro Oya

Sukejiro Oya

He was born on 17 December 1904. He was a mill worker. His family includes Kosao Oya (mother; nee Kosao Katsuyama), Kumahiro Oya (father), Fumie Oya (wife; in Japan), Eichi Oya (son; in Japan), Teizo Oya (son; in Japan), and Hatsumi Oya (daughter; in Japan). Port Alice, BC and Jasper, AB are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp 2, Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSukejiro Oya
Custodian Identification Number15372
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice


Custodian Case Files (1)


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