Ryoichi Okada

Ryoichi Okada

He was born on 25 October 1903. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Kayo Okada (wife), Michiko Okada (daughter), Keiko Okada (daughter), Shizuo Okada (son; born 1943), and Junichi Okada (son). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Kapuskasing, ON.


Regularized NameRyoichi Okada
Custodian Identification Number5191
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kapuskasing, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


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