Meriko Yamaoka

Meriko Yamaoka

She was born on 17 December 1921. Her maiden name is Meriko Shimizu. She was a housewife. Her family includes Suzu Shimizu (mother), Kichiji Shimizu (father), David Kiyohiro Yamaoka (husband) and Richard Hiro Yamaoka (son). Her home address is listed as 1006 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameMeriko Yamaoka
Custodian Identification Number14877
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceToronto, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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