Kayoshi Okawa

Kayoshi Okawa

He was born on 1 April 1907. He was a logger employed by Deep Bay Logging Company. His family includes Minekichi Okawa (father), Miki Okawa (mother), Fumi Okawa (wife; nee Fumi Kondo), Mechiko Okawa (daughter), and Emiko Okawa (daughter). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Passmore, BC.


Regularized NameKayoshi Okawa
Custodian Identification Number11961
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePassmore, BC


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