675_xi: Kiichi Okura

675_xi: Kiichi Okura

Kiichi Okura

He was born on 12 September 1896. He was a self-employed launderer at 160 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sumi Okura (mother; nee Sumi Kitamura), Mohichi Okura (father), Katsu Okura (wife; nee Katsu Kozai), Masao Okura (son), Yoshio Okura (son), Fune Okura (daughter), Aiko Okura (daughter), and Ayko Okura (daughter). His home address is listed as 1934 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON; 217 John Street, Hamilton, ON; and 23 Undercliff Road, Hamilton, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 September 1896
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Angler, ON
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, ON
Reel
C-9309 (1941-2195)
Type Person
Custodian Number 675_xi
Name Kiichi Okura
Dates
Not Before: 30 May 1942
Not After: 01 February 1951

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675_xi: Kiichi Okura

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Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Wendy Fang
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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