Matakichi Oohara

Matakichi Oohara


Surname (Japanese)大原
Forename (Japanese)又吉
Regularized Name大原 又吉
Surname (Romanized Japanese)Oohara
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Matakichi
Regularized NameMatakichi Oohara
Birth同 和歌山
BirthOnaji Wakayama
PostBoxP.O. Box 44
SettlementSteveston, British Columbia

Shared Surnames



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