1288: Kakutaro Okura

1288: Kakutaro Okura

Kakutaro Okura

Okura was born 31 March 1908. He was a sawmill worker employed by Telegraph Cove Lumber Mill. His family includes Hichi Okura (mother; nee Hichi Ogawa; in Japan), Takejiro Okura (father; deceased at time of file), Hatsumi Okura (wife; nee Hatsumi Hashimoto) and Tomoko Okura (daughter; born 9 August 1939. His home address was Telegraph Cove, BC. The family lived in a four room house on company property. He was forcibly uprooted 19 March 1942 and his address on 3 April 1943 was listed as Headingly, MB. He was uprooted again to Geraldton, ON on 28 October 1946. Property seized includes household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 31 March 1908
Nationality Japanese national
C-9317 (13-25)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1288
Name Kakutaro Okura
Not Before: 20 March 1942
Not After: 19 August 1946



1288: Kakutaro Okura


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