Kenichi Ota

Kenichi Ota

He was born on 15 January 1882. He was a millhand. His family includes Matsu Ota (mother; nee Matsu Tasaka), Goohei Ota (father), Tai Ota (wife; nee Tai Ogi), Matsue Ota (daughter; married name Matssue Murata), Shizue Oda (daughter; married name Shizue Higuchi), Toshiyasu Ota (son), and Minoru Ota (son). 229 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address.


Regularized NameKenichi Ota
Custodian Identification Number14019
NationalityJapanese national


Custodian Case Files (1)


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