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), Chiye Okada (daughter), Aki Okada (daughter), Hajime Okada (son), and Sayuri June 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.

Metadata

ForenameOsamu
SurnameOkada
Regularized NameOsamu Okada
Custodian Identification Number1713
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

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