Kobi Okui

Kobi Okui

He was born on 12 February 1918. He was a millhand. His family includes Toki Okui (mother) and Umijiro Okui (father). His home address is listed as Cumberland, BC. Blue River, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River Camp, BC and was exiled to Japan in 1946.


Regularized NameKobi Okui
Custodian Identification Number15126
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River Camp, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Gengo Okui
Kobi Okui


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