Gonzo Sawayama

Gonzo Sawayama

He was born on 30 September 1886. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Mon Sawayama (mother; nee Mon Nishizawa), Gonnosuke Sawayama (father), Natsu Sawayama (wife; nee Natsu Nakayama), Takashi Sawayama (son), Shizuko Dolly Sawayama (daughter), Aiko Lillian Sawayama (daughter), Masako Sawayama [also listed as Nasako Sawayama] (daughter), Kazuo Sawayama (son), and Taeko Sawayama (daughter). His home address is listed as Second Avenue, Rural Route, No. 1, Hammond, BC. P.O. Box 120, Port Hammond, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC and Vernon, BC.

Metadata

ForenameGonzo
SurnameSawayama
Regularized NameGonzo Sawayama
Custodian Identification Number7369
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceWestwold, BC
ResidenceVernon, BC

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