1300: Mitsutaro Okamoto

1300: Mitsutaro Okamoto

Mitsutaro Okamoto

Okamoto was born on 12 August 1877. He was a logger employed by McNair Logging Company, Stillwater BC. His mother and father are listed as deceased, with no names provided. He was unmarried and had no children at time of file. His home address is listed as Suzuki Camp in Stillwater, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC on 21 March 1942. His listed seized property includes multiple tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 August 1877
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
C-9317 (141-149)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1300
Name Mitsutaro Okamoto
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 19 September 1947



1300: Mitsutaro Okamoto


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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