Otoichi Abe

Otoichi Abe

He was born on 10 April 1903. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company Limited. His family includes Nobu Abe (mother), Kichitaro Abe (father), Sawano Abe (wife; nee Sawano Ogata; in Japan), Fuji Abe (son; in Japan), and children over the age of sixteen who are not named in the file. His home address is listed as both Woodfibre, BC and 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameOtoichi Abe
Custodian Identification Number356
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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