Kengo Oikawa

Kengo Oikawa

He was born on 27 December 1902. He was a section hand employed by Canadian Pacific Railway Company. His family includes Shimoko Oikawa (wife). 546 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Glacier, BC; Hope, BC; Tashme, BC; Kamloops, BC; and Penticton, BC.


Regularized NameKengo Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number14209
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Glacier, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Penticton, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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