Hideo Okamoto

Hideo Okamoto

He was born on 25 October 1897. He was a store clerk employed by T. Nimi, 331 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kuri Okamoto (mother; nee Kuri Yoshida), Sahei Okamoto (father), Fusayo Okamoto (wife; nee Fusayo Otani), Jeanette Okamoto [also listed as Jeanette Kiyoko Okamoto, Jennie Okamoto, and Jennie Kiyoko Okamoto] (daughter), Kathleen Okamoto (daughter), Margaret Okamoto [also listed as Margaret Michiko Okamoto] (daughter), Kenneth Okamoto [also listed as Kenneth Shiro] (son), and Kay Hideyo Okamoto (child). His home address is listed as 396 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 331 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.

Metadata

ForenameHideo
SurnameOkamoto
Regularized NameHideo Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number14018
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGreenwood, BC

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