Yone Okinobu

Yone Okinobu

She was born on 28 September 1876. Her maiden name is Yone Okihiro. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiyo Okihiro (mother; nee Kiyo Ohata), Manzaburo Okihiro (father), Kotaro Okinobu (husband), Ayako Hisaoka (daughter; nee Ayako Okinobu), Miyako Uchiyama (daughter; nee Miyako Okinobu; in Japan), Teruo Okinobu [also listed as Paul Okinobu] (son). Her home address is listed as 1170 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameYone Okinobu
Custodian Identification Number6791
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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