1713: Osamu Okada

1713: Osamu Okada

Osamu Okada

He was born on 5 March 1901. He was a boom man employed by Victoria Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Rukujo Okada (mother), Bunkichi Okada (father), Yaeko Okada (wife; nee Yaeko Ichihara), Chiye Okada (daughter), Aki Okada (daughter), Hajime Okada (son), and Sayuri June Okada (daughter). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 March 1901
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
C-9323 (1331-1347)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1713
Name Osamu Okada



1713: Osamu Okada


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