Rinzo Omatsu

Rinzo Omatsu

He was born in approximately 1898. He was a confectioner at Omatsu Grocery. His family includes Kinu Omatsu (wife), Nobuko Omatsu (daughter), Shinichi Omatsu (son), Masaye Omatsu (daughter), Den Omatsu (son), Takiko Omatsu (daughter), Mitsuko Omatsu (daughter), and Kiyoko Omatsu (daughter). His home address is listed as 1700 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameRinzo Omatsu
Custodian Identification Number10764
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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