Yoshio Oikawa

Yoshio Oikawa

Bird Commission case file number 217. Custodian file number 14865. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_12_file_0217)
He was born on 3 July 1907. He was a farmer. His family includes Tokue Oikawa (mother; nee Tokue Minamoto) and Rokusaburo Oikawa [possibly Kokusaburo Oikawa] (father). His home address is listed as New Westminster, BC and Lion Island, Richmond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameYoshio Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number14865
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster
Residence (before uprooting)Richmond


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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