1559: Akira Okimura

1559: Akira Okimura

Akira Okimura

Okimura was born on 6 December 1905. He was a self-employed cleaner. His family includes Shizuno Okimura (mother; nee Shizuno Tanaka), Mataichi Okimura (father), Emiko Hashimoto (wife), and Nancy Harumi Okimura (daughter; born 3 January 1937). His home address is listed as 2365 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. His listed seized property includes household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 December 1905
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9321 (1098-1106)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1559
Name Akira Okimura
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 12 December 1945



1559: Akira Okimura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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