Saichi Otani

Saichi Otani

Bird Commission case file number 1151. Custodian file number 1764. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_58_file_1151)
He was born on 19 October 1916. He was a fisherman. His family includes Shige Hashimoto (mother), Tsunekichi Otani (father), Teruko Otani (wife; nee Teruko Kawano), and Suzuyo Otani (daughter). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and Ontario.


Regularized NameSaichi Otani
Custodian Identification Number1764
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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