Elsie Oye

Elsie Oye

She was born on 2 February 1938. Her name is also listed as Elsie Yachiyo Oye. Her family includes Kazue Oye (mother, case file 05146), Masaharu Oye (father), Robert Nobuaki [or Robert Nobuaki] (brother, case file 15623), Yaichi Oye (paternal grandfather), Iyo Oye (paternal grandmother), Yasyuye Oye (paternal aunt), and Masako Oye (paternal aunt). Her home address is listed as Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Alpine Lodge, Christina Lake, BC; Cascade, BC; and Mudie’s Farm, Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameElsie Oye
Custodian Identification Number15622
Residence (after uprooting)Christina Lake, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Cascade, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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