Nuinosuke Okawa

Nuinosuke Okawa

Bird Commission case file number 314. Custodian file number 11253. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_16_file_0314)
He was born on 24 July 1884. He was a ship captain of the ship Point Ose. His family includes Jingote Okawa (father), Waka Okawa (mother), Toku Okawa (wife), Fumiyo Okawa (daughter), and Florence Okawa [also listed as Sachiye Okawa] (daughter). His home address is listed as 528 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameNuinosuke Okawa
Custodian Identification Number11253
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
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