Betty Ouchi

Betty Ouchi

She was born on 15 March 1916. Her name is also listed as Yoko Ouchi and her maiden name is Betty Sugawara or Yoko Sugawara. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kichino Chiba (mother), Kinji Chiba (father; ne Kinji Sugawara), Takeshi Ouchi [also listed as Edward Ouchi] (husband) and Lester Ouchi [also listed as Kazuo Ouchi] (son). Her home address is listed as 504 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameBetty Ouchi
Custodian Identification Number15128
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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