11978: Inosuke Okura

11978: Inosuke Okura

Inosuke Okura

He was born on 26 March 1900. He was a grocery store operator. His family includes Shimako Okura (wife; in Japan), Moto Okura (mother; deceased), Tamido Okura (father; deceased), and Keiko Okura (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1112 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 March 1900
Nationality Unknown
Locations after uprooting
Kelowna, BC
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9412 (1535-1608)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11978
Name Inosuke Okura



11978: Inosuke Okura


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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