Hisashi Oikawa

Hisashi Oikawa

Bird Commission case file number 879. Custodian file number 5613. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_44_file_0879)
He was born on 2 September 1918. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Masu Oikawa (mother; nee Masu Hatakeyama), and Zennosuke Oikawa (father). His home address is listed as River Road, Sunbury, BC and Rural Route No 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Carey, MB and Dryden, ON.


Regularized NameHisashi Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number5613
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Carey, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Dryden, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Sunbury
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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


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