Shigehiko Okumura

Shigehiko Okumura

Bird Commission case file number 926. Custodian file number 3897 (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_46_file_0926). His real estate office was located at 334 Powell Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
He was born on 18 December 1888. He is also listed as Hanten Okumura. He was a self-employed real estate agent. His family includes Tora Okumura (mother; nee Tora Kimoto), Sakichi Okumura (father), Fuji Okumura (wife; nee Fuji Fujino), Arthur Okumura (son), and Richard Okumura [also listed as Tatsuo Okumura] (son). His home address is listed as 657 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Elmwood, MB.


Surname (Romanized Japanese)Okumura
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Shigehiko
Regularized NameShigehiko Okumura
RoleNameSelf-employed Realtor
AddrLine 657 Powell Street
Regularized NameShigehiko Okumura
Custodian Identification Number3897
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Elmwood, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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