Mitsuro Oikawa

Mitsuro Oikawa

He was born on 15 December 1914. His name is also listed in the file as Norman Oikawa. He was a logger and truck driver employed by Cannell Lake Operations, Steelhead, BC. His family includes Mitsu Oikawa (mother; nee Mitsu Abe), Hachisaburo Oikawa (father) and Kiyoko Oikawa (wife; nee Kiyoko Nakano; married in 1943). His home address is listed as PO Box 501, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuro Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number9336
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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