Tommy Okada

Tommy Okada

He was born on 17 September 1918. He is also listed in the files as Tommy Edward Okada. He was a sawmill hand employed by V.L. and M. Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Miki Okada (mother; nee Miki Mizuta), and Bukichi Okada [possibly Bunkichi Okada] (father). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 125, Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.

Metadata

ForenameTommy
SurnameOkada
Regularized NameTommy Okada
Custodian Identification Number6363
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceToronto, ON

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

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