Etsu Okawara

Etsu Okawara

She was born on 3 November 1888. Her maiden name is Etsu Kato. She was a housewife. Her family includes Moichi Okawara (husband; deceased), Ikushige Okawara (son), Toshio Okawara (son), Emiko Okawara (daughter), Hideo Okawara (son), Akiko Okawara (daughter), and Louise Okawara (daughter). Her home address is listed as 705 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameEtsu Okawara
Custodian Identification Number12652
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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