Jack Oki

Jack Oki

Bird Commission case file number 1180. Custodian file number 6970. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_59_file_1180.)
He was born on 27 November 1919. He was a mill worker employed by Hammond Cedar Lumber Company. His family includes Hatsu Oki (mother; nee Hatsu Kawasaki), Masaichi Oki (father; deceased at time of file), Kiyoshi Oki (brother), Goro Oki (brother), Yoshito Oki (brother), Tazu Oki (sister), and Fumi Oki (sister). His home address is listed as 19th Road, Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Petrolia Camp, ON and Hamilton, ON. His listed seized property includes his real estate at 19th Road, Rural Route No. 1, a sewing machine, and household belongings.


Regularized NameJack Oki
Regularized NameToshio
Custodian Identification Number6970
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Petrolia Camp, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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