8691: Tazu Oka

8691: Tazu Oka

Tazu Oka

She was born on 10 December 1897. Her maiden name is Tazu Kaseguma. She was a self-employed farmer. Her family includes Kinu Kaseguma (mother; nee Kinu Yamaguchi), Shikajiro Kaseguma (father) Shiro Oka (husband), Ritsuko Oka (daughter), Takiye Oka (daughter), and Chiyeko Oka (daughter). Her home address is listed as 17th Avenue, Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 10 December 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
C-9385 (479-502)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8691
Name Tazu Oka



8691: Tazu Oka


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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