Naka Somiya

Naka Somiya

Her maiden name was Naka Yamamoto. She was born on 3 January 1907. She worked at her husband’s rooming house. Her family include Hakichi Yamamoto (father), Tsude Yamamoto (mother; nee Tsude Yasuda), Rikichi Somiya (husband), Kazuo Somiya (son), and Shizuko Somiya (daughter). Her home address is listed as 242 Main Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameNaka Somiya
Custodian Identification Number10923
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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