Bunhichi Okugawa

Bunhichi Okugawa

He was born on 23 July 1877. No occupation is listed in the file. His family includes Genzaburo Okugawa (father; deceased at time of file), Haru Okugawa (wife; nee Haru Kitagawa), Kinu Ebata (daughter; nee Kinu Okugawa), Shizuko Takahashi (daughter), Ayako Okugawa (daughter), Yoshiko Okugawa (daughter). He lived at 688 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes a lot at 738 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC; a house with a “barn/garage”; household belongings; a sewing machine; and shrines.


Regularized NameBunhichi Okugawa
Custodian Identification Number1646
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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