Hezo Okamoto

Hezo Okamoto

He was born on 10 July 1886. He was a millhand employed by Britannia Mines, Britannia Beach, BC. His family includes Tokiye Okamoto (wife; nee Tokiye Goshi), Emiko Okamoto (daughter), Hisayo Okamoto (daughter), Juka Okamoto (mother; nee Juka Toyama), and Tokuji Okamoto (father). His home address is listed as Britannia Beach, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, Alberta.

Metadata

ForenameHezo
SurnameOkamoto
Regularized NameHezo Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number9795
NationalityNaturalized Canadian

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