1407: Masaji Okano

1407: Masaji Okano

Masaji Okano

Okano was born on 21 June 1903. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Mine Okano (mother; nee Mine Inaba). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 72, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Japanese Work Camp, Unit Four, Three Valley, BC., Giscome, BC, Greenwood, BC, and Eagle Lake Sawmills, Giscome, BC. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “M.O.” sold to H. Bell-irving & Company Limited, and a Baby Brownie camera.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 June 1903
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Three Valley, BC
C-9318 (2063-2079)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1407
Name Masaji Okano
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 04 April 1951



1407: Masaji Okano


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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