Sozaburo Oka

Sozaburo Oka

Bird Commission case file number 629. Custodian file number 4837. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_30_file_0629)
He was born on 26 June 1903. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Matsuno Oka (mother; nee Matsuno Takatsuka), Tojuro Oka (father), Yatsuko Oka (wife), and Hajime Oka (son). His home address is listed as Dewdney Trunk Road, Whonnock, BC. Rural Route, No. 1, Whonnock, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameSozaburo Oka
Custodian Identification Number4837
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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