Seitaro Yamaoka

Seitaro Yamaoka

Bird Commission case file number 221. Custodian file number 10783. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_12_file_0221)
He was born on 15 July 1883. He had shares in lumber mill Powell Lumber and Fuel Company Limited. His family includes Hatsu Yamaoka (wife), Nobuichi Yamaoka (son), Setsu Yamaoka (daughter), Kiyohiro Yamaoka (son), Sachiko Yamaoka (daughter), Yvonne Yamaoka [also listed as Yuriko Yamaoka] (daughter). His home address is listed as 2348 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameSeitaro Yamaoka
Custodian Identification Number10783
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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