Jitsuo Ohara

Jitsuo Ohara

He was born on 12 December 1912. He was a pulp mill worker. His family includes Rui Ohara (mother; nee Rui Shigai), Torakichi Ohara (father), and Mitsue Ohara (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Copper Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameJitsuo Ohara
Custodian Identification Number14849
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Copper Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice


Custodian Case Files (1)


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