3494: Kotaro Okinobu

3494: Kotaro Okinobu

Kotaro Okinobu

He was born on July 1878. He was a painter employed by Stanley Park Shipyard (Hisaoka Bunji). His family includes Setsu Okinobu (mother; nee Setsu Ueuno), Jinzaimon Okinobu (father), Yone Okinobu (wife), Ayako Hisaoka (daughter; nee Ayako Okinobu), Miyako Uchiyama (daughter; nee Miyako Okinobu; in Japan), Teruo Okinobu [also listed as Paul Okinobu] (son). His home address is listed as 1170 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth July 1878
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9337 (1264-1275)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3494
Name Kotaro Okinobu



3494: Kotaro Okinobu


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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