2549: Masaru Okamura

2549: Masaru Okamura

Masaru Okamura

He was born on 4 May 1914. He was a logger employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company, Dewdey, BC. His family includes Sai Okamura (mother; nee Sai Fujii) and Isaburo Okamura (father). His home address is listed as Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and Kipp, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 May 1914
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Kipp, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9330 (255-263)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2549
Name Masaru Okamura



2549: Masaru Okamura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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