Masu Ohta

Masu Ohta

She was born on 20 May 1888. She was a helper at husband’s grocery store. Her family includes Takezo Ohta (husband), Michiko Kitamura (daughter; nee Michiko Ohta), and Haruko Ohta (daughter). Her home address is listed as 775 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Oyama, BC.


Regularized NameMasu Ohta
Custodian Identification Number12168
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Oyama, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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