12168: Masu Ohta

12168: Masu Ohta

Masu Ohta

She was born on 20 May 1888. She was a helper at husband’s grocery store. Her family includes Takezo Ohta (husband), Michiko Kitamura (daughter; nee Michiko Ohta), and Haruko Ohta (daughter). Her home address is listed as 775 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Oyama, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 May 1888
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Oyama, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9413 (2050-2054)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12168
Name Masu Ohta



12168: Masu Ohta


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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