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Kame "Edith" Miyahara

Kame "Edith" Miyahara

Female 1875 - 1923  (48 years)

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  • Name Kame "Edith" Miyahara 
    Nickname Edith 
    Born 2 Mar 1875  Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Oct 1923  Vancouver, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 12 Oct 1923  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Owston Grave Marker - Mountain View Cemetery
    Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver
    From: http://www.craigfamilytree.com/html/page_19.html
    Notes 
    • Kame Miyahara was born in Japan (probably the Yokohama area) 2 Mar 1875 to parents from families Miyahara and Yamaki (according to family stories). Kame was christened Edith and raised in Japan by Christian Missionaries named Churchhouse.

      She married Alan Owston, an English businessman in Yokohama, about 1893. Children of this marriage were all born in Yokohama:
      May Owston (3 Dec 1893 - 2 Nov 1986 Victoria, B.C., Canada);
      Minnie Owston (30 Aug 1896 - 19 Dec 1983 Victoria, B.C.);
      Harriet Owston (27 Jul 1900 - 24 Aug 1939 Los Angeles, CA);
      Francis Alan Owston (6 May 1904 - 13 Jan 1994 Vancouver, B.C.);
      Alan Merry Owston (5 Feb 1907 - 9 Jan 1937 Elk Bay, B.C.);
      Dorothy Amaryllis Owston (26 Feb 1910 - 9 Jan 1997 Comox, B.C.);
      Jonathon Merry Owston (17 Oct 1911 - 6 Sep 1979 Powell River, B.C.);
      infant son (5 Nov 1913 - 9 Nov 1913 Yokohama).

      Her husband Alan died of lung cancer in Yokohama during 1915. Kame moved with her children to British Columbia, Canada, landing at Victoria 12 May 1922. She died in Vancouver 12 Oct 1923 and is buried beside her son Alan Merry Owston (who had been killed in a logging accident on Vancouver Island) in the Mountain View Cemetery.

      The only child of Kame and Alan who had children was Harriet. She married William Gillett Portus (an Englishman working in California) 3 Feb 1923 in San Bernardino, California. Harriet died of leukemia during 1939 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. Harriet and William had three children (all born in Los Angeles): Marguerite May Portus, Robert Alan Owston Portus and Ruth Marianne Portus.
    Person ID I30  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2012 

    Family Alan Owston,   b. 7 Aug 1853, Pirbright, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1915, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1893  ____, ____, ____, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Owston,   b. 3 Dec 1893, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1986, Victoria, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Minnie Owston,   b. 30 Aug 1896, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1983, Victoria, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Harriet Owston,   b. 27 Jul 1900, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Francis Alan Owston,   b. 6 May 1904, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1994, New Westminster, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Alan Merry Owston,   b. 5 Feb 1907, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1937, Elk Bay, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. Dorothy Amaryllis Owston,   b. 17 Oct 1911, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1997, Comox, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Jonathon Merry Owston,   b. 17 Oct 1911, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1979, Powell River, ____, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Son Owston,   b. 5 Nov 1913, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1913, Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2006 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1875 - Yokohama, ____, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1893 - ____, ____, ____, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1923 - Vancouver, ____, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 12 Oct 1923 - Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, ____, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Kame Miyahara
    Kame Miyahara
    From: http://www.craigfamilytree.com/html/page_19.html