Myea Okamura

Myea Okamura

She was born on 16 May 1915. Her married name is Myea Inouye. She was a salesclerk employed by B. Uyeda. Her family includes Misao Okamura (mother; nee Misao Suwa), Paul Louis Okamura (father), and Wataru Inouye (husband; married on September 18, 1943). 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 NameMyea Okamura
Custodian Identification Number12672
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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