2139: Masatoshi Okano

2139: Masatoshi Okano

Masatoshi Okano

He was born on 20 January 1915. His name is also listed as Victor Okano. He was a farmer and a fisherman. His family includes Ryo Okano (mother; nee Ryo Kimura), Kumanosuke Okano (father), Nobuko Okano (wife; nee Nobuko Inouye), and Parker Okano [also listed as Akira Okano] (son). His home address is listed as Ganges, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Magrath, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 January 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Magrath, AB
C-9327 (945-1000)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2139
Name Masatoshi Okano



2139: Masatoshi Okano


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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