Toyokichi Okano

Toyokichi Okano

Okano was born on 08 January 1881. He was a fisherman. His family includes Masu Okano (mother; deceased at time of file), Yasu Okano (wife; nee Yasu Shirasawa), and Shizue Okano (daughter). He lived at 328 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, formerly B.C. Packers Limited, Naas River, BC, and was forcibly uprooted to Moose Jaw Hostel, Moose Jaw, SK. His listed seized property includes: boat “Isusu” (or “Isuzu” as later in file); fishing equipment; household belongings.

Metadata

ForenameToyokichi
SurnameOkano
Regularized NameToyokichi Okano
Custodian Identification Number1200_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceMoose Jaw, SK

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