495: Macer Okamoto

495: Macer Okamoto

Macer Okamoto

He was born on 11 March 1909. He was a dry cleaner employed by H. Takahashi, 829 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC. His family includes Misu Okamoto (mother; nee Misu Takimoto) and Shinkichi Okamoto (father). His home address is listed as 3443 Whittier Avenue, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Essex Camp, Essex, ON; 457 Windermere Road, Windsor, ON; and 562 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 March 1909
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Essex, ON
Windsor, ON
Windsor, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9307 (1868-1905)
Type Person
Custodian Number 495
Name Macer Okamoto
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 16 June 1947



495: Macer Okamoto


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.