Joichi Uyenaka

Joichi Uyenaka

He was born on 26 August 1885. The file lists him as possibly having an office in the Dominion Building and working as an importer and exporter. His family includes Yasuke Uyenaka (father), Osame Uyenaka (wife; nee Osame Suyeta), Masayaki Uyenaka (son; born on 19 November 1925), Mary Uyenaka [also listed as Sadako Uyenaka] (daughter; born on 23 October 1927), Mitsuko Uyenaka [also listed as Pearl Uyenaka] (daughter), Yoshiharu Uyenaka (son), and Ida Uyenaka [also listed as Shigeko Uyenaka] (daughter; born on 23 November 1929). His home address is listed as 325 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.


Regularized NameJoichi Uyenaka
Custodian Identification Number12861
NationalityNaturalized Canadian


Custodian Case Files (1)

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