13827: Yasuzo Okumura

13827: Yasuzo Okumura

Yasuzo Okumura

He was born on 7 October 1903. He was a tailor and drycleaner who owned his own business. His family includes Tsuyuko Okumura (wife; nee Tsuyuko Iwashita), Hisashi Okumura (son), and Mitsuru Okumura (son). 73 1/2 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Calgary, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 October 1903
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Calgary, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9425 (1133-1141)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13827
Name Yasuzo Okumura



13827: Yasuzo Okumura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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