Katsu Okura

Katsu Okura

She was a housewife and worked at her husband’s laundry business, Okura Laundry, at 230 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kiichi Okura (husband), Fumi Okura (daughter), Ayako Okura (daughter), Masao Okura (son), Aiko Okura (daughter), Yoshio Okura (son). Her home address is listed as 1934 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameKatsu Okura
Custodian Identification Number13170
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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