Suekichi Onizuka

Suekichi Onizuka

He was born on 20 July 1885. He was a self-employed tailor. His family includes Tokue Onizuka (wife; nee Tokue Koizumi), Seiji Onizuka (son), Shigeo Onizuka (son), Toshizo Onizuka (son), and Nobuyuki Onizuka (son). His home address is listed as 1847 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and 21 Major Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameSuekichi Onizuka
Custodian Identification Number653
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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