Inosuke Okura

Inosuke Okura

He was born on 26 March 1900. He was a grocery store operator. His family includes Shimako Okura (wife; in Japan), Moto Okura (mother; deceased), Tamido Okura (father; deceased), and Keiko Okura (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1112 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameInosuke Okura
Custodian Identification Number11978
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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