Yasu Okano

Yasu Okano

She was born on 14 July 1889. She was a cannery worker employed by Knight Inlet Cannery, Knight Inlet, BC. Her maiden name was Yasu Shirasawa. Her family includes Toyokichi Okano (husband), Shizue Okano (daughter), Masu Shirasawa (mother; nee Masu Ikeda), and Chonnosuke Shirasawa (father). Her home address is listed as 328 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameYasu Okano
Custodian Identification Number9777
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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