Ikushige Okawara

Ikushige Okawara

He was born on 3 January 1910. His name is also listed as Ikushige Cecil Okawara. He was a bookkeeper employed by Canadian Salt Herring Exporters Limited, 217 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Etsu Okawara (mother; nee Etsu Kato) and Moichi Okawara (father). His home address is listed as 705 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC and Chatham, ON.


Regularized NameIkushige Okawara
Custodian Identification Number14361
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLempriere, BC
ResidenceChatham, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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