12379: Hiroyoshi Obara

12379: Hiroyoshi Obara

Hiroyoshi Obara

He was born on 1 April 1904. His name may also be read as Hiroyoshi Ohara. He was a pulp mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Iye Obara [possibly Iye Ohara] (mother), Koemon Obara [possibly Koemon Ohara] (father; ne Koemon Hano), Hatsue Obara [possibly Hatsue Ohara] (wife; nee Hatsue Iwakiri), Hiromaru Obara [possibly Hiromaru Ohara] (son), Yoshiko Obara [possibly Yoshiko Ohara] (daughter), and Yoshiaki Obara [possibly Yoshiaki Ohara] (son). His home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 April 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Hope, BC
C-9415 (294-305)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12379
Name Hiroyoshi Obara



12379: Hiroyoshi Obara


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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