8639: Kenji Okabe

8639: Kenji Okabe

Kenji Okabe

He was born on 1 January 1910. He was a self-employed fruit farmer. His family includes Itsu Okabe (mother; nee Itsu Asaoka), Kentaro Okabe (father), Yoshiye Okabe (wife; nee Yoshiye Nagasaka), Kunio Okabe (son), and Itsuye Okabe (daughter). His home address is listed as Horrel Road, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Carey, MB, Elie, MB and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 January 1910
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Carey, MB
Elie, MB
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
Strawberry Hill
New Westminster
C-9384 (1-50)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8639
Name Kenji Okabe



8639: Kenji Okabe


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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