Tomi Okimi

Tomi Okimi

She was born in 1898. She was a housewife. Her family includes Rika Hashimoto (mother), Tarakicki Hashimoto (father), Mitsujiro Okimi (husband; deceased), Alfred Okimi [also listed as Nobou Okimi] (son), Miwako Okimi (daughter; in Japan), Torao Okimi (son; in Japan), Yoshiharu Okimi (son), Akio Okimi (son), Fumiko Okimi (daughter), Mitsue Okimi (daughter), and Haruko Okimi (daughter). Her home address is listed as 45 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. 181 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC and Rural Route, No. 1, Winnipeg, MB are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameTomi Okimi
Custodian Identification Number4244
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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