Yosuke Oseki

Yosuke Oseki

Bird Commission case file number 731. Custodian file number 4673. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_36_file_731)
He was born on 19 April 1879. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Katso Kotaga [possibly Katsu Kotaga] (mother; nee Katso Oseki or Katsu Oseki), Tomekichi Kotaga (father), Tomi Oseki (wife; nee Tomi Yamaguchi), Eichi Oseki (son), Kikue Oseki (daughter), and Shizue Oseki (daughter). His home address is listed as Celtic Cannery, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameYosuke Oseki
Custodian Identification Number4673
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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

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