Yoshi Okazaki

Yoshi Okazaki

He was born in October 1901. He was a gardener. His family includes Sato Okazaki (mother), Goroyemon Okazaki (father; ne Goroyemon Watanabe), and Yoshi Okazaki (wife; in Japan). Qualicum Beach, BC; King Rooms, Vancouver, BC; and Jasper, AB are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Beardmore, ON and Neys, ON.


Regularized NameYoshi Okazaki
Custodian Identification Number14125
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Beardmore, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Neys, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Qualicum Beach
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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