6488: Shirau Obara

6488: Shirau Obara

Shirau Obara

She was born on 10 March 1887. Her maiden name is Shirau Matsunaga. She was a housewife. Her family includes Nachi Matsunaga (mother), Juhatchi Matsunaga [possibly Juhatchi Matsunaga] (father), Tsuneo Obara (husband), George Obara Obara (son), Yokio Obara (son), and Tatsuo Obara (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 333, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 10 March 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
C-9365 (1307-1334)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6488
Name Shirau Obara



6488: Shirau Obara


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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