12911: Shojiro Okawara

12911: Shojiro Okawara

Shojiro Okawara

He was born on 19 January 1913. He was the assistant secretary to the Japanese Merchant Association, 139 Dunlevy Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Etsuko Okawara (mother; nee Etsuko Kato) and Maichi Okawara (father). His home address is listed as 705 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 362 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and New Denver, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 January 1913
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9419 (286-301)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12911
Name Shojiro Okawara



12911: Shojiro Okawara


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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