Kazuo Okano

Kazuo Okano

Bird Commission case file number 849. Custodian file number 2837. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_43_file_0849)
He was born on 2 January 1911. He was a farmer and a mill hand employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company Limited, Dewdney, BC. He was previously employed by Hammond Cedar Company, Hammond Cedar, BC. His family includes Tane Okano (mother), Mosaburo Okano (father), Aiko Okano (wife; nee Aiko Nogami), and Joe Okano [also listed as Yoshihiro Okano] (son). His home address is listed as 10th Avenue, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Portage la Prairie, MB; Middlechurch, MB; and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameKazuo Okano
Custodian Identification Number2837
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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