Fukuzo Ooka

Fukuzo Ooka

Bird Commission case file numbers 1298 (abandoned) and 1299. Custodian file number 1762. (Sources: lac_rg33-69_volume_65_file_1298 and lac_rg33-69_volume_66_file_1299.)
He was born on 7 May 1882. He is also listed as Charlie Ooka. He was a gardener employed by St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shika Itano (mother), Seirokuro Ooka (father), Kishi Ooka (wife; nee Kishi Isoi), Ritsuko Ooka (daughter), and Keiko Ooka (daughter). His home address is listed as 236 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameFukuzo Ooka
OrgNameNichiren Buddhist Church
Custodian Identification Number1762
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (2)


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