Hatsuko Ota

Hatsuko Ota

She was born on 10 April 1898. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kazuo Ota (husband), Sumiko Ota (daughter), and Robert Ota [also listed as Minoru Ota] (son). Her home address is listed as 1701 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. North 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameHatsuko Ota
Custodian Identification Number12312
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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