Kametaro Okuda

Kametaro Okuda

He was born on 10 January 1877. He was a millhand employed by Pacific Lumber Company. His family includes Hisayo Okuda (wife; nee Hisayo Yamamoto; in Japan), Tadahei Okuda (father), and Kato Okuda (mother). He lived in Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKametaro Okuda
Custodian Identification Number12074
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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