Shokichi Uyeyama

Shokichi Uyeyama

Uyeyama was born on 05 May 1884. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yasu Uyeyama (wife; in Japan). He lived at 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “S.U.”/“T.U.”/“Janet”.


Regularized NameShokichi Uyeyama
Custodian Identification Number1283
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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