Osamu Okada

Osamu Okada

He was born on 5 March 1901. He was a boom man employed by Victoria Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Rukujo Okada (mother), Bunkichi Okada (father), Yaeko Okada (wife; nee Yaeko Ichihara), Lillian Okada [also listed as Chiye Okada] (daughter), Anne Okada [also listed as Aki Okada] (daughter), Hajime Okada (son), and June Okada [also listed as Sayuri Okada] (daughter). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameOsamu Okada
Custodian Identification Number1713
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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