Masaji Okano

Masaji Okano

Okano was born on 21 June 1903. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Mine Okano (mother; nee Mine Inaba). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 72, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Japanese Work Camp, Unit Four, Three Valley, BC., Giscome, BC, Greenwood, BC, and Eagle Lake Sawmills, Giscome, BC. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “M.O.” sold to H. Bell-irving & Company Limited, and a Baby Brownie camera.

Metadata

ForenameMasaji
SurnameOkano
Regularized NameMasaji Okano
Custodian Identification Number1407
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceThree Valley, BC

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Terminology

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