Harry Okata

Harry Okata

He was born on 15 March 1897. He is also listed as Harry Shosaku Okata. He was a cook employed by Mr. T. Richards, White Horse Inn, YT. His family includes Taime Okata (mother), Ichisaku Okata (father), Misao Okata (wife), Miyoko Okata (daughter), Masato Okata [also listed as Kazu-Mane Okata] (son), Hisuse Okata [also listed as Hatsuse Okata] (daughter), and Ishino Okata (daughter). His home address is listed as 3577 Tanner Street, Vancouver, BC. Whitehorse, YT is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and St. Agathe, QC.


Regularized NameHarry Okata
Custodian Identification Number7831
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceSt Agathe, QC


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