Haruko Oku

Haruko Oku

She was born on 23 April 1912. Her maiden name is Haruko Mayeda. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kuni Mayeda (mother; nee Kuni Mayeda), Katsuzo Mayeda (father), Takeji Oku (husband), and Dennis Oku [also listed as Hiromi Oku] (son). Her home address is listed as 166 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameHaruko Oku
Custodian Identification Number8569
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Haruko Oku
Takeji Oku


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