Teruko Okura

Teruko Okura

She was born on 9 March 1925. She was a house worker employed by Mrs. R. Slater, 1052 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Tomi Okura (mother; nee Tomi Miyamoto) and Sakichi Okura (father). Her home address is listed as 526 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC.She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTeruko Okura
Custodian Identification Number12581
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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