2153: Tadashi Okano

2153: Tadashi Okano

Tadashi Okano

He was born on 9 January 1906. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mine Okano (mother; nee Mine Inabe), Sekiji Okano (father) Tsurue Okano (wife; nee Tsurue Mukai), Rosie Okano [also listed as Ryoko Okano] (daughter), Daniel Okano [also listed as Tsutomu Okano] (son), Ruby Okano [also listed as Yumiko Okano] (daughter), and Nanami Okano (daughter). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and Pentiction, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 January 1906
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Penticton, BC
C-9327 (1192-1247)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2153
Name Tadashi Okano



2153: Tadashi Okano


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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