10615: Miyo Obokata

10615: Miyo Obokata

Miyo Obokata

She was born on 04 June 1891. Her maiden name is Miyo Otsuka. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Yone Otsuka (mother; nee Yone Sakutai), Shoshiro Otsuka (father), James Obokata [also listed as Risaburo Obokata] (husband; deceased), George Obokata (son), Kiyo Obokata (daughter), and Arthur Obokata (son). Her home address is listed as 2116 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC and 122 Central Avenue, London, ON.
Sex F
Date of Birth 04 June 1891
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
London, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9401 (884-898)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10615
Name Miyo Obokata



10615: Miyo Obokata


Metadata Author: Karlene Ooto-Stubbs
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