George Takumi Okimoto

Brief Life History of George Takumi

When George Takumi Okimoto was born on 21 February 1918, in Glenn, California, United States, his father, Waichi Okimoto, was 35 and his mother, Mitono Kawachi, was 30. He lived in Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940 and Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1942. He died on 15 September 1988, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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George Takumi Okimoto
1918–1988
Sumiko Hirata
1919–1994

Sources (8)

  • Takumi Okimoto in household of Waichi Okimoto, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Takumi Okimoto, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • George T Okimoto, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Japanese Takashi, Iwao, Minoru, Asako, Asami, Fujio, Hayato, Hiroshi, Kazuo, Keiji, Kiyoko, Kiyoshi.

Japanese: written 沖本 ‘(one who comes) from the open sea’. It is mainly found in western Japan.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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