Mariko Yamamura

Mariko Yamamura

Her maiden name was Mariko Okawara. She was born on 31 October 1914. She was a stenographer employed by Canadian Salt Herring Exporters. Her family includes Moichi Okawara (father), Etsu Okawara (mother; nee Etsu Kato), Sueki Yamamura [also listed as Roy Yamamura] (husband). Her home address is listed as 705 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Petrolia, ON.


Regularized NameMariko Yamamura
Custodian Identification Number12004
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Petrolia, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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