Nobutaro Okazaki

Nobutaro Okazaki

Okazaki was born 1 August 1879. He was a logger employed by Suzuki Camp, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Natsu Okazaki (wife; deceased), Katsumasa Okazaki (son) and Masatoshi Okazaki (son). His mother and father are listed only as deceased. Both of his sons were interned in Ontario. His home address was Room #10, Dunlevy Rooms at 143 Dunlevy Street, Vancouver, BC. He lived here with his son Katsumasa Okazaki. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. In Sandon he lived at the Old Men’s Home. His listed seized property includes household belongings. He held a life insurance policy with Canadian Mutual Benefit Association, Vancouver, BC.


Regularized NameNobutaro Okazaki
Custodian Identification Number1292
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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