Mitsuharu Otsu

Mitsuharu Otsu

He was born on 9 October 1923. He was a sawmill hand employed by Mayo Lumber Company, Paldi, BC. His family includes Tsune Otsu (mother; nee Tsune Ozawa), and Shinjoro Otsu (father). His home address is listed as Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameMitsuharu Otsu
Custodian Identification Number5761
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Paldi


Custodian Case Files (1)


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