485: Isami Okamoto

485: Isami Okamoto

Isami Okamoto

He was born on 22 May 1911. He was a dry cleaner employed by Togo Cleaners, 961 North Park Street, Victoria, BC. His family includes Misu Okamoto (mother; nee Misu Takimoto), Shinkichi Okamoto (father) and Tatsue Okamoto (wife; nee Tatsue Mitani). His home address is listed as 3443 Whittier Avenue, Victoria, BC. 3514 West 21st Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Taber, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 22 May 1911
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Taber, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9307 (1572-1608)
Type Person
Custodian Number 485
Name Isami Okamoto
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 21 May 1947



485: Isami Okamoto


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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