Johei Ota

Johei Ota

He was born on 17 September 1889. He was a labourer, listed as being “on compensation.” His family includes Kiso Ota (mother; nee Kiso Sakamoto; deceased at time of file), Tsurueimon Ota (father; deceased at time of file), Kinno Ota (wife), Takashi Ota (son), Shizue Ota (daughter), Yachiyo Ota [also named as Nachio Ota] (daughter), and Isamu Ota (son). He lived at 732 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes property, house, and chicken house at 732 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC; a sewing machine; garden tools; carpenter tools; and household belongings.


Regularized NameJohei Ota
Custodian Identification Number1658
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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