Hitoshi Okada

Hitoshi Okada

He was born on 27 March 1912. He was a boom contractor employed by Victoria Lumber Manufacturing Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Rakujiro Okada (mother; nee Rakujiro Mizuta), Bukichi Okada (father), Shizuka Okada [also listed as Jane Okada] (wife; nee Shizuka Jane Taniwa), and Richard Okada [also listed as Toshio Okada] (son). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Fort William, ON.


Regularized NameHitoshi Okada
Custodian Identification Number6474
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Fort William, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


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