Kamasuke Oshiro

Kamasuke Oshiro

He was born on 17 February 1888. He was a woodyard worker employed by B.C. Wood & Coal Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Masako Oshiro (wife), Roy Oshiro [also listed as Noboru Oshiro] (son), Hidishi (probably actually Hideshi) Oshiro (son), and Akira Oshiro (son). His home address is listed as 1216 Woodland Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameKamasuke Oshiro
Custodian Identification Number4707
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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