Takeji Oku

Takeji Oku

He was born on 15 April 1904. He was a logger. His family includes Hatsue Oku (mother), Harukichi Oku (father), Haruko Oku (wife; nee Haruko Maeda), and Dennis Oku [also listed as Hiromi Oku] (son). He lived in O’Brien Bay, BC and 166 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameTakeji Oku
Custodian Identification Number15001
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)O’Brien Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Haruko Oku
Takeji Oku


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