Shigeharu Okumura

Shigeharu Okumura

He was born on 15 April 1919. He was a millhand and student at UBC. His family includes Shigehiko Okano (father), Fuji Okano (mother; nee Fuji Fujino). His home address is listed as 657 Powell Street Vancouver, BC and lived in Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver and later to 829 McColemen Street Emerson Manitoba.


Regularized NameShigeharu Okumura
Custodian Identification Number9859
NationalityCanadian born


Custodian Case Files (1)


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