Misao Okamura

Misao Okamura

She was born on 15 September 1880. Her maiden name is Misao Suwa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kuni Suwa (mother; nee Kuni Mitsuhashi), Yasuhari Suwa (father), Paul Louis Okamura (husband; deceased), Cana Maeda (daughter; nee Cana Okamura; in Japan), Mata Banno (daughter; nee Mata Okamura), and Myea Inouye (daughter; nee Myea Okamura). Her home address is listed as 2215 McGill Street, Vancouver, BC. 504 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMisao Okamura
Custodian Identification Number12671
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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