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), Jennie Okamoto [also listed as Kazuko Okamoto] (daughter), Jeanette Okamoto [also listed as Kiyoko Okamoto] (daughter), Margaret Okamoto [also listed as Michiko Okamoto] (daughter), Kenneth Okamoto [also listed as Shiro Okamoto] (son), and Kathleen Okamoto [also listed as Hideyo Okamoto] (daughter). 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.


Regularized NameHideo Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number14018
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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