Hinajiro Ohtani

Hinajiro Ohtani

He was born on 27 June 1893. He was a logger employed by Dumaresq Logging Company Limited, Allison Harbour, BC. His family includes Otoyo Ohtani (mother; nee Otoyo Masuda) and Jintaro Ohtani (father). He lived in Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Essex, ON, care of the Ontario Farm Service Force.


Regularized NameHinajiro Ohtani
Custodian Identification Number322
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Essex, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Paldi


Custodian Case Files (1)


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