Kazuo Ota

Kazuo Ota

Ota was born on 05 December 1891. He was mill hand employed by Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Company Limited, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Seki Ota (mother; in Japan), Kumahiko Ota (father; deceased at time of file), Hatsuko Ota (wife; nee Hatsuko Shimada), and Robert Ota [also, Minoru Robert Ota] (son; born on 02 June 1934). He lived in Port Alberni, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; sewing machine; camera.


Regularized NameKazuo Ota
Custodian Identification Number1268
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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