Misao Okata

Misao Okata

She was born on 13 April 1907. Her maiden name is Misao Hirata. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ume Hirata (mother), Watkamatsu Hirata (father), Harry Shosaku Okata (husband), Miyoko Okata (daughter), Masato Okata (son), Hatsuse Okata (daughter) and Ishino Okata (daughter). Whitehorse, YT is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMisao Okata
Custodian Identification Number10508
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceVancouver, BC
ResidenceTashme, BC


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