Shizue Oya

Shizue Oya

Wife of Jiro Oya. Bird Commission case file number 1213. Custodian file number 13175. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_61_file_1213.)
She was born on 7 March 1905. Her maiden name is Shizue Sakamoto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tome Sakamoto (mother; nee Tome Hara), Nenohachi Sakamoto (father), Jiro Oya (husband), Naomi Oya (daughter), Ida Oya (daughter), Rita Oya (daughter), and Nana Oya (daughter). Her home address is listed as 457 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameShizue Oya
Street 457 Powell Street
Custodian Identification Number13175
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
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