9901: Shizuke Otara

9901: Shizuke Otara

Shizuke Otara

She was born on 1 October 1920. She was a dressmaker employed by Uchida Dressmaking on 610 Davie Street, Vancouver. Her family includes Kaju Otara (mother; nee Kaju Nishida) and Bunkichi Otara (step-father. Her home address is listed as 8866 Hudson Street Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 01 October 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
C-9395 (887-890)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9901
Name Shizuke Otara



9901: Shizuke Otara


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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