Mariko Yamaoka

Mariko Yamaoka

Her maiden name was Mariko Nishikaze. She was born on 1 September 1917. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yasaburo Nishikaze [also listed as George Nishikaze] (father), Komaye Nishikaze (mother; nee Komaye Nakamatsu), Nobuichi Yamaoka (husband) and Tetsuo Yamaoka (son). Her home address is listed as 2011 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to McGillivray Falls, BC.


Regularized NameMariko Yamaoka
Custodian Identification Number11167
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)McGillivray Falls, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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