Kisaburo Okura

Kisaburo Okura

He was born on 20 January 1905. He was a laundry worker employed by Kiichi Okura. His family includes Sumi Okura (mother; nee Sumi Kitamura), Moshichi Okura (father), Kanae Okura [also listed as Kanai Okura] (wife; nee Kanae Otani or Kanai Otani), Kimie Okura [also listed as Kimiye Okura] (daughter), Ronald Kiyozo Okura (son), and Robert Yoshiaki Okura (son). His home address is listed as 160 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and New Denver, BC.

Metadata

ForenameKisaburo
SurnameOkura
Regularized NameKisaburo Okura
Custodian Identification Number13069
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceVancouver, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC

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Terminology

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