Mona Okada

Mona Okada

Her maiden name was Mone Yoshinaga. She was born on 16 November 1885. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shinsaku Yoshinaga (father), Kajio Yoshinaga (mother; nee Kajio Tanaka), Saburo Okada (husband), Tamaye Sawada (daughter; nee Tamaye Okada), Momoye Ikeda (daughter; nee Momoye Okada), Takanori Okada (son), Kathleen Okada [also listed as Mitsuko Okada] (daughter), and Betty Okada [also listed as Toshiko Okada] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 358 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMona Okada
Custodian Identification Number11106
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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