Masajiro Ohara

Masajiro Ohara

He was born on 7 February 1893. He was a fish buyer employed by A.B.C. Packing Company. His family includes Suye Ohara (mother; nee Suye Ikesaka), Torae Ohara (wife; nee Torae Deguchi), Michiko Ohara (daughter), Chiyoye Ohara (daughter), Jo Ohara (son), Aiko Ohara (daughter), and Tomiko Ohara (daughter). His home address is listed as Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Starbuck, MB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMasajiro Ohara
Custodian Identification Number2773
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceStarbuck, MB
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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