Usaburo Oikawa

Usaburo Oikawa

Bird Commission case file number 728. Custodian file number 5590. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_36_file_0728)
He was born on 10 August 1879. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Ichino Oikawa (wife), and Masami Oikawa (son). His home address is listed as Gibson Road, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameUsaburo Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number5590
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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