Tsurue Okano

Tsurue Okano

She was born on 16 May 1911. She was a housewife. Her family includes Iwa Mukai (mother; nee Iwa Mizuyabu), Yoshizo Mukai (father), Tadashi Okano (husband), Ryoko Okano [also listed as Rosie Ryoko Okano] (daughter), Tsutomu Okano [also listed as Daniel Tsutomu Okano] (son), Ruby Okano [also listed as Ruby Yumiko Okano] (daughter), and Nanami Okano (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 38, House No. 420, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and Westwold, BC.

Metadata

ForenameTsurue
SurnameOkano
Regularized NameTsurue Okano
Custodian Identification Number4754
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGreenwood, BC
ResidenceWestwold, BC

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