Kamekichi Otsu

Kamekichi Otsu

Bird Commission case file number 944. Custodian file number 5056. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_47_file_0944)
He was born on 6 November 1904. He was a fish buyer employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ishi Otsu (mother), Minosuke Otsu (father), and Shizuko Otsu (wife). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 426, 19 Broadway Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto Mine, BC and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameKamekichi Otsu
Custodian Identification Number5056
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Minto Mine, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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