George Obokata

George Obokata

He was born on 19 November 1915. He was a logger employed by Sterling Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Miyo Obotaka (mother; nee Miyo Otsuka), and James Risaburo Obokata (father). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 40, Coombs, BC and 2116 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Langton, ON.


Regularized NameGeorge Obokata
Custodian Identification Number3716
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Langton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Coombs
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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