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). 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.

Metadata

ForenameGengo
SurnameOkui
Regularized NameGengo Okui
Custodian Identification Number12337
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceThunder River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

Okui
NameSee also
Gengo Okui
Kobi Okui

Terminology

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