Misao Sarayama

Misao Sarayama

She was born on 12 April 1898. Her maiden name is Misao Kikuchi. She was a dressmaker and used to work in a factory of Mode O’day, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Mine Kikuchi (mother), Kinzo Kikuchi (father), Wataru Sarayama (husband), and Harry Sarayama [also listed as Masakazu Sarayama] (son). Her home address is listed as 302 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameMisao Sarayama
Custodian Identification Number7306
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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