Tosaburo Okutsu

Tosaburo Okutsu

He was born on 11 December 1879. He was a bookkeeper for his wife’s lodginghouse. His family includes Koma Okutsu (mother), Kotaro Okutsu (father), Take Okutsu (wife; nee Take Kitamura), Toshie Okutsu [also listed as Toshiye Okutsu] (daughter; in Japan), Chieko Okutsu (daughter), Yutaka Okutsu (son; in Japan), and Kimiyo Okutsu (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 226 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameTosaburo Okutsu
Custodian Identification Number12950
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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