Shinkichi Okamoto

Shinkichi Okamoto

He was born on 06 August 1880. He was a labourer employed by several “private homes”. His family includes Hichi Okamoto (mother; deceased at time of file), Kinzo Okamoto (father; deceased at time of file), Misu Okamoto (wife; nee Misu Takimoto), Macer Okamoto (son), Isami Okamoto (son), Haruce Okamoto (daughter), Tamoku Okamoto (son), Tsutomu Okamoto (son), Michico Okamoto (daughter), Sueco Okamoto [also listed as Mary Okamoto] (daughter; born on 25 November 1925), and Tomeco Okamoto [also named as Tomico Okamoto and Irene Okamoto] (daughter; born on 06 January 1930). He lived at 3443 Whittier Avenue, Victoria, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Taber, AB. His listed seized property includes property in Royal Oak, BC with a house, a garage, and a shed; household belongings; a piano; a sewing machine; an orthophonic victrola; and tools.


Regularized NameShinkichi Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number1644
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Victoria


Custodian Case Files (1)


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