Naokichi Ozaki

Naokichi Ozaki

He was born on 20 July 1889. He was a fisherman. His family includes Gin Ozaki (mother; nee Gin Kubo), Naosuki Ozaki (father), Shin Ozaki (wife; nee Shin Wakano; in Japan), Naouki Ozaki [possibly Maouki Ozaki] (son; in Japan), Yaeko Ozaki (daughter; in Japan), and Terukujo Ozaki (son; in Japan). Richmond Cannery, Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Westbank, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameNaokichi Ozaki
Custodian Identification Number14389
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Westbank, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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