Washiro Otsuka

Washiro Otsuka

He was born on 3 September 1887. He was a logger employed by Fernridge Lumber Company, Haney, BC. His family includes Matabe Ostuka (father), Tora Ostuka (mother), Hideko Ostsuka (daughter). He lived in Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC.


Regularized NameWashiro Otsuka
Custodian Identification Number10020
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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