4915: Kanako Oikawa

4915: Kanako Oikawa

Kanako Oikawa

She was born on 20 April 1911. Her maiden name is Kanako Suto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Asano Suto (mother; nee Asano Kikuchi), Yasaburo Suto (father), Masami Oikawa (husband), Sachiko Oikawa (daughter), Kazumi Oikawa (son), Uichi Oikawa (son), Teiji Oikawa (son), Kimio Oikawa (son), Hayao Oikawa (son), and Kenneth Oikawa [also listed as Kenichi Oikawa] (son). Her home address is listed as 1317 Gibson Road, New Westminster, BC. Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 April 1911
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9349 (387-390)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4915
Name Kanako Oikawa



4915: Kanako Oikawa


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