Yoshiko Okugawa

Yoshiko Okugawa

She was born on 15 February 1923. She was a dressmaker and was attending dressmaking school. Her family includes Haru Okugawa (mother; nee Haru Kitagawa) and Bunhichi Okugawa (father). Her home address is listed as 738 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 688 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameYoshiko Okugawa
Custodian Identification Number12256
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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