Naoto Oikawa

Naoto Oikawa

He was born on 23 November 1896. He was a boom-man employed by Alberta Lumber Company, 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mayo Oikawa (mother; nee Mayo Sato), Torajiro Oikawa (father), Kaoru Oikawa (wife; nee Kaoru Koide), Toshio Oikawa (son), Shizuko Oikawa (daughter), and Shingo Oikawa (son). His home address is listed as 222 Clarke Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC; New Denver, BC; and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameNaoto Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number2306
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
ResidenceHamilton, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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