Yonezo Okita

Yonezo Okita

He was born on 12 December 1919. He was a farm hand employed by his father-in-law. His family includes Riki Okita (mother), Yonekichi Okita (father), and Yeiko Okita (wife; nee Yeiko Ito), and Tomiko Okita (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nobleford, AB.


Regularized NameYonezo Okita
Custodian Identification Number7250
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nobleford, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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