9294: Masao Oikawa

9294: Masao Oikawa

Masao Oikawa

He was born on 28 March 1922. His name is also listed in the file as Kenneth Oikawa. He was a millhand employed by Cannell Lake Operations, Steelehead, BC. His family includes Mitsue Oikawa (mother; Mitsue Abe) and Hachisaburo Oikawa (father). His home address is listed as PO Box 501, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 12 Mile Camp, Hope, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 March 1922
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Hope, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9390 (522-527)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9294
Name Masao Oikawa



9294: Masao Oikawa


Metadata Author: Lindsey Jacobson
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