1197: Tomotaro Omotani

1197: Tomotaro Omotani

Tomotaro Omotani

Omotani was born on 23 March 1895. His name may possibly be Tomotara Omotani. He was a gardener. His family includes Sute Kawashiro (mother), Toramatsu Omotani (father), Aki Omotani (wife; nee Aki Onishi), Meiko Omotani [possibly Keiko Omotani] (daughter), Yoko Omotani (daughter), Tsuneo Omotani (son), and Ryoko Omotani (daughter). He lived at 1755 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes: carpenter’s tools; sewing machine; bicycle; household belongings
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 March 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Reel
C-9316 (478-492)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1197
Name Tomotaro Omotani
Dates
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 17 January 1947

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1197: Tomotaro Omotani

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Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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