1239: Kuichi Osaki

1239: Kuichi Osaki

Kuichi Osaki

Osaki was born on 01 September 1888. He was a dry cleaner employed by Peace Cleaners, 3223 Fraser Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sugi Osaki (mother; nee Sugi Yamamoto), Yasumatsu Osaki (father), and Ken Osaki [also, Kin Osaki] (wife; in Japan). He lived at 357 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to No. 9 Orde Street, Toronto, ON, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: electric Branstan treatment machine; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 September 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
C-9316 (1470-1482)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1239
Name Kuichi Osaki
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 31 January 1947



1239: Kuichi Osaki


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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