Choichi Ogawa

Choichi Ogawa

He was born on 25 June 1898. He was a commercial traveller employed by Pacific Importer Limited. His family includes Seki Ogawa (mother), Yoichi Ogawa (father), Kisayo Ogawa (wife; nee Kisayo Okada; in Japan), Teruko Ogawa (daughter; in Japan), Kazuma Ogawa (son; in Japan), Aiko Ogawa (daughter; in Japan), and Jiro Ogawa (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 2042 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. 175 Water Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Tashme, BC where he died on 18 March 1946.


Regularized NameChoichi Ogawa
Custodian Identification Number12425
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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