Yeiichi Obana

Yeiichi Obana

He was born on 25 February 1920. He was a millhand employed by Pacific Pine Company Limited. His family includes Kane Obana (mother; nee Kane Yamasaki) and Kamejiro Obana (father). He lived in White Rock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameYeiichi Obana
Custodian Identification Number3320
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)White Rock


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