6120: Shizuka Okada

6120: Shizuka Okada

Shizuka Okada

She was born on 31 January 1915. She is also listed as Jane Okada. Her maiden name is Shizuka Taniwa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Naka Taniwa (mother; nee Naka Tobu), Risaburo Taniwa (father), Hitoshi Okada (husband), and Richard Okada [also listed as Toshio Okada] (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 125, Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 31 January 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9364 (271-274)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6120
Name Shizuka Okada



6120: Shizuka Okada


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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