Kirino Tomiyama

Kirino Tomiyama

She was born on 15 March 1897. She was a housewife and a farmer. Her family includes Kakuta Tomiyama (husband), Hisaye Tomiyama (daughter), Hiroye Tomiyama (daughter), Yukio Tomiyama (son), Yasuko Tomiyama (daughter), Mitsuo Tomiyama (son; deceased), Yoshio Tomiyama (son), Kiraye Tomiyama (daughter), and Akira Tomiyama (son). Her home address is listed as 208 Union Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Macleod, AB.


Regularized NameKirino Tomiyama
Custodian Identification Number5480
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Macleod, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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