Tsuru Ohara

Tsuru Ohara

She was born on 13 June 1900. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sue Ohara (mother), Tomimatsu Ohara (father), Sajiro Ohara (husband), Mariko Ohara (daughter), Kazuyo Ohara (daughter), Iwami Ohara (son), Hiroshi Ohara (son), and Minoru Ohara (son). Her home address is listed as Ganges, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTsuru Ohara
Custodian Identification Number3826
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ganges


Custodian Case Files (1)


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