1644: Shinkichi Okamoto

1644: Shinkichi Okamoto

Shinkichi Okamoto

He was born on 06 August 1880. He was a labourer employed by several “private homes”. His family includes Hichi Okamoto (mother; deceased at time of file), Kinzo Okamoto (father; deceased at time of file), Misu Okamoto (wife; nee Misu Takimoto), Macer Okamoto (son), Isami Okamoto (son), Haruco Okamoto (daughter), Tamotsu Okamoto (son), Tsutomu Okamoto (son), Michico Okamoto (daughter), Sueco Okamoto [also listed as Mary Okamoto] (daughter; born on 25 November 1925), and Tomeco Okamoto [also named as Irene Okamoto] (daughter; born on 06 January 1930). He lived at 3443 Whittier Avenue, Victoria, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Taber, AB. His listed seized property includes property in Royal Oak, BC with a house, a garage, and a shed; household belongings; a piano; a sewing machine; an orthophonic victrola; and tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 August 1880
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Taber, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (1310-1347)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1644
Name Shinkichi Okamoto
Not Before: 16 April 1942
Not After: 07 May 1949



1644: Shinkichi Okamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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