Sakuma Okabe

Sakuma Okabe

He was born on 5 July 1892. He was a millworker employed by Ocean Falls Pulp & Paper Company, Ocean Falls, BC. His family includes Aino Okabe (wife; in Japan), Yashitaka Okabe (son; in Japan), Yasuko Okabe (daughter; in Japan), Kumayo Okabe (daughter; in Japan), Masakatsu Okabe (son; in Japan), Shichi Okabe (mother), and Kayouhei Okabe (father). His home address is listed as Box 500, Ocean Falls, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Magrath, Alberta.


Regularized NameSakuma Okabe
Custodian Identification Number8463
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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