Kanaye Okura

Kanaye Okura

Her maiden name was Kanaye Otani. She was born on 10 November 1912. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kikutaro Otani (father), Hisae Otani (mother; nee Hisae Matoba), Kisaburo Okura (husband), Kimiye Okura (daughter), Ronald Okura (son), and Robert Okura (son). Her home address is listed as 160 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameKanaye Okura
Custodian Identification Number11650
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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