15001: Takeji Oku

15001: Takeji Oku

Takeji Oku

He was born on 15 April 1904. He was a logger. His family includes Hatsue Oku (mother), Harukichi Oku (father), Haruko Oku (wife; nee Haruko Maeda), and Dennis Oku [also listed as Hiromi Oku] (son). He lived in O’Brien Bay, BC and 166 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 April 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Kaslo, BC
Locations before uprooting
O’Brien Bay
C-9430 (510-514)
Type Person
Custodian Number 15001
Name Takeji Oku



15001: Takeji Oku


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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