Jiro Oya

Jiro Oya

Bird Commission case file number 1211. Custodian file number 3348. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_61_file_1211.)
He was born on 28 December 1890. He was a clerk employed by the Japanese Consul. His family includes Shizue Oya (wife; nee Shizu Sakamoto), Washiji Oya (father), Yo Oya (mother; nee Yo Shishido), Naomi Oya (daughter), Ida Oya (daughter), Rita Oya [also listed as Ethel Oya] (daughter), and Nana Oya (daughter). His home address is listed as 457Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Surname (Romanized Japanese)Oya
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Jiro
Regularized NameJiro Oya
OrgNameJapanese Consulate
AddrLine 457 Powell Street
Custodian Identification Number3348
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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