Akie Okihiro

Akie Okihiro

She was born on 12 November 1918. She was also listed as Betty Okihiro. She was a dressmaker. Her family includes Chise Okihira (mother; nee Chise Sasaki). Her home address is listed as 148 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameAkie Okihiro
Custodian Identification Number7994
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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