347: Ritsuko Ooka

347: Ritsuko Ooka

Ritsuko Ooka

She was born on 28 October 1922. She also went by the name Catherine Ritsuko Ooka. She was a dressmaker employed by M. Shinkoda. Her family includes Kishi Ooka (mother; nee Kishii Isii) and Charlie Fukuzu Ooka (father). Her home address is listed as 236 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.
Sex F
Date of Birth 28 October 1922
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9305 (2126-2129)
Type Person
Custodian Number 347
Name Ritsuko Ooka
Not Before: 01 June 1942
Not After: 02 July 1943



347: Ritsuko Ooka


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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