Hatsu Oki

Hatsu Oki

She was born on 6 June 1883. Her maiden name was Hatsu Kawasaki. She was a housewife and a farmer. Her family includes Tsune Kawasaki (mother; nee Tsune Hineno; deceased at time of file), Shobei Kawasaki [also written in the file as Shioba Kawasaki] (father; deceased at time of file), Masaichi Oki (husband; deceased at time of file), Toshio Oki (son; sergeant in Canadian army at time of mother’s death), Kiyoshi Oki (son), Goro Oki (son; born 23 October 1925), Yoshito Oki (son), Tazu Oki (daughter; born 21 June 1927), and Fumi Oki (daughter; born 21 March 1929). Her home address is listed as 19th Road, Haney, BC. Rural Route No. 1, 15th Avenue, Haney, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and died in Slocan, BC on 15 August 1943. Her listed seized property includes real estate in which she and her son Toshio each owned one half interest.


Regularized NameHatsu Oki
Custodian Identification Number6974
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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