Yoshio Okano

Yoshio Okano

He was born on 25 October 1905. He was a dry cleaner. His family includes Moto Okano (mother), Fukuzo Okano (father), Kiyoko Okano (wife), Edward Okano [also listed as Isao Okano] (son), Arnold Okano [also listed as Takashi Okano] (son), and Yoshiye Okano (daughter). 3084 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB and Slave Lake, AB.


Regularized NameYoshio Okano
Custodian Identification Number12623
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Slave Lake, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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