5512: Shoji Ooka

5512: Shoji Ooka

Shoji Ooka

He was born on 5 October 1913. He was a fisherman employed by Phoenix Cannery Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Sumie Ooka (mother; nee Sumie Miyakawa), Taranosuke Ooka (father), Fusae Ooka (wife), Masako Ooka (daughter), and Masami Ooka (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 511, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 October 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Reel
C-9359 (835-874)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5512
Name Shoji Ooka

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5512: Shoji Ooka

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Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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