4541: Sawaye Otsu

4541: Sawaye Otsu

Sawaye Otsu

She was born on 16 April 1905. She is also listed as Sawae Otsu. She was a housewife. Her family includes Genji Otsu (husband), Makoto Otsu (son), Megumi Otsu (daughter), Nozomu Otsu (daughter), Ai Otsu (daughter), and Harumi Otsu (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 426, No. 17 Broadway Avenue, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and Winnipeg, MB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 16 April 1905
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Bridge River, BC
Winnipeg, MB
Locations before uprooting
C-9345 (689-696)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4541
Name Sawaye Otsu



4541: Sawaye Otsu


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