Chika Uyehana

Chika Uyehana

She was born on 16 November 1883. She signed a letter in the file as Chika Uyehana, but the file also lists her name as Chiba Uyehana and Chika Uehana. Her family includes Tamayo Uyehana (mother; nee Tamayo Yoshihara) and Kunisaburo Uyehana (father). She lived at 222 1st Avenue, South Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameChika Uyehana
Custodian Identification Number15700
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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