717: Otokichi Onishi

717: Otokichi Onishi

Otokichi Onishi

He was born on 05 October 1891. He was a slef-employed cleaner and presser. His family includes Mitsu Onishi (mother), Tsunehei Onishi (father), Hatsuno Onishi (wife; nee Hatsuno Adachi), Sumye Onishi (daughter), Hidiko Onishi (daughter), Kazuo Onishi (son), and Yasuko Onishi (daughter). His home address is listed as 1540 Fort Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, BC; 174 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON; and 380 Sumach Street, Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 October 1891
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Hastings Park, BC
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9310 (1536-1571)
Type Person
Custodian Number 717
Name Otokichi Onishi
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 21 December 1947
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717: Otokichi Onishi


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