Mitsuo Oikawa

Mitsuo Oikawa

He was born on 2 January 1913. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Tomi Oikawa (mother; nee Tomi Kikegawa), Kozi Oikawa (father), Shinko Oikawa (wife), and Kiyomi Oikawa (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuo Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number12996
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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