Kenzo Otani

Kenzo Otani

He was born on 20 January 1908. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Iso Otani (mother), Gonzaburo Inouye (father), Yaeko Otani (wife), Kikuye Betty Otani (daughter), Konoye Daisy Otani (daughter), Takeshi Otani (son), and Arthur Otani (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, 11th Avenue, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameKenzo Otani
Custodian Identification Number5284
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceCoaldale, AB


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