1042_xi: Iwato Okata

1042_xi: Iwato Okata

Iwato Okata

He was born on 15 November 1914. He was a logger employed by Salmon Bay Logging Company Limited, Salmon Bay, BC. His family includes Suyeno Okata (mother; nee Suyeno Yamanaka) and Iwakichi Okata (father). His home address is listed as 510 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 519 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 November 1914
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Angler, ON
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Reel
C-9314 (1866-1874)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1042_xi
Name Iwato Okata
Dates
Not Before: 24 March 1942
Not After: 12 November 1946

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Title

1042_xi: Iwato Okata

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Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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