Toyoko Okumura

Toyoko Okumura

Birth name is Toyoko Kamibayashi. She was born on 26 May 1916. She was unemployed. Her family includes Shigehiko Okumura (adoptive father), Isaburo Kamibayashi (biological father), Fuji Okumura (mother; nee Fuji Fujino). Her home address is listed as 657 Powell Street Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameToyoko Okumura
Custodian Identification Number9898
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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