Mitsuye Uyeyama

Mitsuye Uyeyama

She was born on 12 October 1891. Her maiden name is Mitsuye Kokawa. Her family includes Kunie Kokawa [possibly Kumie Kokawa] (mother), Tomekichi Kokawa (father), Atsu Uyeyama (husband), Mitsuru Uyeyama (son), Mutsumi Uyeyama (son), Kiyoshi Uyeyama (son), Taira Uyeyama (son), Osamu Uyeyama (son), Takeshi Uyeyama (son), Toru Uyeyama (son), and Noboru Uyeyama (son). Her home address is listed as 410 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. 1010 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMitsuye Uyeyama
Custodian Identification Number12226
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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