5284: Kenzo Otani

5284: Kenzo Otani

Kenzo Otani

He was born on 20 January 1908. Birth name is Kenzo Inoue. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Iso Otani (mother; in Japan), Gonzaburo Inoue (father; in Japan), Yaeko Otani (wife), Konoye Betty Otani (daughter), Kikuye Daisy Otani [also known as Kikue] (daughter), Takeshi Otani (son), and Arthur Otani (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, 11th Avenue, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 January 1908
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Coaldale, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9355 (106-195)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5284
Name Kenzo Otani



5284: Kenzo Otani


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