Mitsuo Ota

Mitsuo Ota

He was born on 9 April 1897. He was a millhand. His family includes Seki Ota (mother), Kumahiko Ota (father), Tamaki Ota (wife; nee Tamaki Arita; in Japan), Itaru Ota (son; in Japan), Kaoru Ota (daughter; in Japan), Teru Ota (daughter; in Japan), and Yoshiaki Ota (son; in Japan). Great Central, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Grimsby, ON and Vineland, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameMitsuo Ota
Custodian Identification Number15219
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Grimsby, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Vineland, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Great Central


Custodian Case Files (1)


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