Michio Onotera

Michio Onotera

He was born on 12 April 1917. He was a logger employed by P. Bain Lumber Mills Limited, River Road, Whonnock, BC. His family includes Ryu Onotera (mother; nee Ryu Akamatsu), Hyonosuke Onotera (father), and Yoemon Oikawa (uncle). His home address is listed as 21st Avenue, R.R. #1 1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameMichio Onotera
Custodian Identification Number547_xi
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceAngler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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