Mataharu Otsu

Mataharu Otsu

He was born on 19 September 1920. He was a logger employed by Mayo Lumber Company, Paldi, BC. His family includes Tsune Otsu (mother; nee Tsuen Nozawa), and Shinjiro Otsu [possibly Shingiro Otsu] (father). His home address is listed as Mayo Lumber Company, Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.

Metadata

ForenameMataharu
SurnameOtsu
Regularized NameMataharu Otsu
Custodian Identification Number6367
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceToronto, ON

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