Sanzo Oka

Sanzo Oka

He was born on 29 December 1890. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Kinori Oka (wife; nee Kinori Shinohara), Miyuki Oka (daughter), Masako Oka [also listed as Betty Oka] (daughter), Eiichiro Oka (son), Tsuruyo Oka (mother; nee Tsuruyo Mihara), and Tsurukichi Oka (father). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameSanzo Oka
Custodian Identification Number8148
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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