Tomotaro Omotani

Tomotaro Omotani

Omotani was born on 23 March 1895. His name may possibly be Tomotara Omotani. He was a gardener. His family includes Sute Kawashiro (mother), Toramatsu Omotani (father), Aki Omotani (wife; nee Aki Onishi), Meiko Omotani [possibly Keiko Omotani] (daughter), Yoko Omotani (daughter), Tsuneo Omotani (son), and Ryoko Omotani (daughter). He lived at 1755 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes: carpenter’s tools; sewing machine; bicycle; household belongings

Metadata

ForenameTomotaro
SurnameOmotani
Regularized NameTomotaro Omotani
Custodian Identification Number1197
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC

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