Shigeko Ohata

Shigeko Ohata

She was born on 12 January 1902. Her maiden name is Shigeko Kumagawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tazu Kumagawa (mother; nee Tazu Sasaki), Niich Kumagawa (father), Yoshito Ohata (husband), Masayuki Ohata (son), Eiji Ohata (son), Asato Ohata (son), Sachiko Ohata (daughter) and Takashi Ohata (son). Her home address is listed as 34th Avenue, Ruskin, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. She was exiled to Japan in December 1946.


Regularized NameShigeko Ohata
Custodian Identification Number9555
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ruskin


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Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Shigeko Ohata
Yoshito Ohata


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