4226: Umeo Oka

4226: Umeo Oka

Umeo Oka

She was born on 23 January 1896. She was a Japanese language teacher. She was associated with the Japanese School Maintainers Association. Her family includes Mon Shigetomi (mother; nee Mon Sato), Ichiro Shigetomi (father), Shigeta Oka (husband), and Kujoshi Oka [possibly Hujoshi Oka] (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 118, Hammond, BC [possibly P.O. Box 148, Hammond, BC]. She was forcibly uprooted to Glenlea, MB and Winnipeg, MB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 23 January 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Glenlea, MB
Winnipeg, MB
C-9343 (741-797)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4226
Name Umeo Oka



4226: Umeo Oka


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