1636: Matakichi Ohara

1636: Matakichi Ohara

Matakichi Ohara

He was born on 02 October 1886. He was a carpenter employed by Union Boat Works, Bidwell Street, Vancouver, BC and a fisherman. His family includes Sue Ohara (mother; in Japan), Tomematsu Ohara (father; deceased at time of file), Suma Ohara (wife; in Japan), Korchi Ohara [also named as Koichi Ohara] (son; in Japan), Satia Ohara [also named as Sachie Ohara] (daughter; in Japan), Isaa Ohara [also named as Isao Ohara] (son; in Japan), Goha Ohara [also named as Yoko Ohara] (daughter; in Japan), Kumiko Ohara [also named as Fumiko Ohara] (daughter; in Japan), and an unnamed child listed as being married and in Japan. He lived at 1112 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC, Rennie, MB, and 68 Kate Street, Winnipeg, MB, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes lots between Richmond and Broadway and 1st and 2nd Avenues, Steveston, BC; a shack; carpenter’s tools; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 02 October 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Rennie, MB
Winnipeg, MB
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (1203-1240)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1636
Name Matakichi Ohara
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 07 March 1947



1636: Matakichi Ohara


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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