Kiyo Obokata

Kiyo Obokata

She was born on 05 May 1917. She was a clerk employed by S. Shibuya, 378 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Miyo Obokata (mother; nee Miyo Otsuka) and James Risaburo Obokata (father). Her home address is listed as 2116 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farms, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameKiyo Obokata
Custodian Identification Number10614
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC


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