Hisa Okihiro

Hisa Okihiro

She was born on 14 February 1916 in Acme Cannery, Eburne, BC. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tone Nakazawa (mother; nee Tone Iwasaki), Hidemi Nakazawa (father), Koichiro Okihiro (husband), Richard Okihiro [also listed as Koki Okihiro] (son). Her home address is listed as 148 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameHisa Okihiro
Custodian Identification Number7991
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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