Makoto Sanmiya

Makoto Sanmiya

He was born on 4 November 1898. His name is also listed as Makoto Louis Sanmiya. He worked at or owned a bowling alley. His family includes Uyo Sanmiya (mother), Kouemon Sanmiya [possibly Koremon Sanmiya] (father), and Suye Sanmiya (wife; deceased). 1060 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC.


Regularized NameMakoto Sanmiya
Custodian Identification Number15566
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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