Yasuzo Okumura

Yasuzo Okumura

He was born on 7 October 1903. He was a tailor and drycleaner who owned his own business. His family includes Tsuyuko Okumura (wife; nee Tsuyuko Iwashita), Hisashi Okumura (son), and Mitsuru Okumura (son). 73 1/2 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Calgary, AB.

Metadata

ForenameYasuzo
SurnameOkumura
Regularized NameYasuzo Okumura
Custodian Identification Number13827
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceCalgary, AB

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