Matsuye Okada

Matsuye Okada

She was born on 15 November 1920. She was a cannery worker. Her family includes Takanori Okada (husband), Ichitaro Hosaki (father), Seki Hosaki (mother; nee Seki Mukumoto), Tsuma Hosaki (step-mother; nee Tsuma Kato), and Chizuko Okada [also listed as Nancy Okada] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 2631 Nelson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMatsuye Okada
Custodian Identification Number10762
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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