Shoji Ooka

Shoji Ooka

He was born on 5 October 1913. He was a fisherman employed by Phoenix Cannery Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Sumie Ooka (mother; nee Sumie Miyakawa), Taranosuke Ooka (father), Fusae Ooka (wife), Masako Ooka (daughter), and Masami Ooka (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 511, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.

Metadata

ForenameShoji
SurnameOoka
Regularized NameShoji Ooka
Custodian Identification Number5512
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGreenwood, BC

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Terminology

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