6985: Yoemon Oikawa

6985: Yoemon Oikawa

Yoemon Oikawa

He was born on 16 April 1893. He was a strawberry grower. His family includes Chujoro Oikawa (mother; nee Chujoro Onodera), Yojiro Oikawa (father), Yoshiye Oikawa (wife; nee Yoshiye Onodera), Toyoko Oikawa (daughter), Tokio Oikawa (son), Shigeru Oikawa (son), Taeko Oikawa (daughter), Mitsuko Oikawa (daughter), and Yoko Oikawa (daughter). His home address is listed as 21st Avenue, Rural Route #1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and Ontario.
Sex U
Date of Birth 16 April 1893
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Reel
C-9371 (253-321)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6985
Name Yoemon Oikawa
Dates
Not Before: 14 October 1937
Not After: 18 October 1950

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6985: Yoemon Oikawa

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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