Fuji Okumura

Fuji Okumura

Wife of Shigehiko Okumura. Bird Commission case file number 926. Custodian file number 9897. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_46_file_0926)
Her maiden name was Fuji Fujino. She was born on 9 June 1891. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shigehiko Okumura [also listed as Hanten Okumura] (husband), Arthur Okumura (son), Richard Okumura [also listed as Tatsuo Okumura] (son), Bunkichi Fujino (father), Koma Fujino (mother; nee Koma Omori). Her home address is listed as 657 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Surname (Romanized Japanese)Okumura
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Fuji
Regularized NameFuji Okumura
AddrLine 334 Powell Street
AddrLine 657 Powell Street
Regularized NameFuji Okumura
Custodian Identification Number9897
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Powell Street Neighbourhood Streets (1)


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