Midori Onodera

Midori Onodera

Onodera was born on 09 June 1890. He was a farm worker employed by Shinya Yoshida, Monkton Road, Steveston, BC. His family includes Yuki Onodera (wife; in Japan), Mikio Onodera (daughter; born on 09 December 1924; in Japan), and Haruko Onodera [also known as Haru Onodera] (daughter; born on 27 March 1927; in Japan). He lived in Steveston, BC in a house he built himself on his employer’s land, was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946. His listed seized property includes: house; household belongings.


Regularized NameMidori Onodera
Custodian Identification Number1274
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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