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), Fune Okura (daughter), Aiko Okura (daughter), and Ayko 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.

Metadata

ForenameKiichi
SurnameOkura
Regularized NameKiichi Okura
Custodian Identification Number675_xi
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceAngler, ON
ResidenceHamilton, ON
ResidenceHamilton, ON

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Terminology

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