Yoshi Oki

Yoshi Oki

She was born in 1896. Her maiden name is Yoshi Takanishi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Katsu Takanishi (mother), Otakichi Takanishi (father), Shigetaro Oki [also listed as Sam Oki] (husband; deceased), Amy Oki (daughter), Suzu Oki (daughter), Mary Oki (daughter), Henry Oki [also listed as Isamu] (son) and Tommy Oki (son). Her home address is listed as 773 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. 1200 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameYoshi Oki
Custodian Identification Number9558
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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