Eichi Oikawa

Eichi Oikawa

He was born on 8 October 1917. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Satsuki Oikawa (mother), Hiyonosuke Oikawa (father), and Sakaye Oikawa (wife; nee Sakuye Yasui). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 970, New Westminster, BC and Dyke Road, Richmond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Birch Island, BC.


Regularized NameEichi Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number5303
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Birch Island, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster
Residence (before uprooting)Richmond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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