Gengo Okui

Gengo Okui

He was born on 8 February 1911. He was a mill hand. His family includes Toki Okui (mother; nee Toki Nakayama), Umejiro Okui (father), and Hatsuno Okui (wife; nee Hatsuno Hirayama; in Japan). Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameGengo Okui
Custodian Identification Number12337
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Gengo Okui
Kobi Okui


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