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Frances Ota

Nisei female. Born January 22, 1923, in Wilsonville, Oregon. Taken to Japan to live with family for a few years before the outbreak of World War II. Returned alone to Oregon to join sister at age sixteen with the help of a white benefactor. Removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, but then left immediately to live and work at a farm labor camp and attend school with the help of the benefactor. Volunteered for military service and served with the medical corps. Lived in Salt Lake City for a time before eventually returning to Oregon.

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