5207: Wai Okuma

5207: Wai Okuma

Wai Okuma

She was born in 1891. She was a housewife. Her family includes Chino (mother), Otoyaro (father), and Sensuke Okuma (husband), Nobuko Okuma (daughter), and Mase Okuma (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1219 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 1891
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Lillooet, BC
C-9354 (420-423)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5207
Name Wai Okuma



5207: Wai Okuma


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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