1640: Masashi Oikawa

1640: Masashi Oikawa

Masashi Oikawa

He was born on 01 March 1904. He was a contractor employed by Acme Shingle Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Chiyo Oikawa (mother; nee Chiyo Onodera), Yojiro Oikawa (father; deceased at time of file), Chisaki Oikawa (wife), Richard Ichiro Oikawara (son; born on 11 November 1934), Tokiko Oikawa (daughter; born on 12 September 1936), and Thomas Yogie Oikwawa (son; born on 17 December 1938). He lived in New Westminster, BC and Lulu Island, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Kamloops, BC. His listed seized property includes a house with a woodshed and toilet on Dike Road, Richmond, BC; household belongings; tools; fishing equipment; and a rowboat and oars.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 March 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Kamloops, BC
C-9322 (1269-1290)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1640
Name Masashi Oikawa
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 16 February 1945



1640: Masashi Oikawa


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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