Rose Oka

Rose Oka

She was born on 3 December 1921. Her name is also listed in the files as Rose Haruko Oka. She was a farmer’s help employed by Mr. Arinobu. Her family includes Umeo Oka (mother; nee Umeo Shigetomi), and Shigeta Oka (father). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 148, Port Hammond, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Glenlea, MB.


Regularized NameRose Oka
Custodian Identification Number3729
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGlenlea, MB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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