Shimo Ota

Shimo Ota

She was born on 17 January 1898. Her maiden name is Shimo Takahashi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Fukano Takahashi (mother), Yoji Takahashi (father), Suketaro Ota (husband), Isamu Ota (son), Emiko Ota (daughter), Nobuko Ota (daughter), Takeshi Ota (son), George Ota [also listed as Hiroshi Ota] (son), Teruko Ota (daughter), and Bobby Ota [also listed as Masashi Ota] (son). Her home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameShimo Ota
Custodian Identification Number6671
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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