Toyokichi Uyeyama

Toyokichi Uyeyama

Uyeyama was born on 25 September 1899. He was a fisherman employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Hisa Uyeyama (mother; nee Hisa Nariwa; deceased at time of file), Jukichi Uyeyama (father; deceased at time of file), Some Uyeyama (wife; nee Some Inouye; deceased at time of file), Tenuko Uyeyama (daughter; in Japan), and Kiyoshi Uyeyama (son; in Japan). He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Betty C”; fishing equipment.

Metadata

ForenameToyokichi
SurnameUyeyama
Regularized NameToyokichi Uyeyama
Custodian Identification Number1279
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSolsqua, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

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Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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