Hatsue Okuma

Hatsue Okuma

She was born on 6 February 1900. Her maiden name is Hatsue Uemura. She was a farmer’s help. Her family includes Masano Uemura (mother; nee Masano Beppu), Isakichi Uemura (father), Yoichi Okuma (husband), and Emiko Okuma (daughter). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameHatsue Okuma
Custodian Identification Number5392
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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