Kiichi Okura

Kiichi Okura

He was born on 12 September 1896. He was a self-employed launderer at 160 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sumi Okura (mother; nee Sumi Kitamura), Mohichi Okura (father), Katsu Okura (wife; nee Katsu Kozai), Masao Okura (son), Yoshio Okura (son), Fumi Okura (daughter), Aiko Okura (daughter), and Ayako Okura (daughter). His home address is listed as 1934 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON; 217 John Street, Hamilton, ON; and 23 Undercliff Road, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameKiichi Okura
Custodian Identification Number675_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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