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The Story of the O’s

The Story of the O’s

A Brief History of the Obata Family

A Brief History of the Obata Family


The Story of the O’s

A Brief History of the Obata Family


The Story of the O’s

A Brief History of the Obata Family


Jim Tom

Shikao

Joe

George Katie

San Francisco ~ 1910 Toraichi ( John) and Shikao (Mary) (about 16) on their wedding day. As she got off the boat, John provided her with the Victorian clothes for this picture.

Bill

Jack

Cienega ~ 1928 The Obata family with Mr. & Mrs. Sumihiro and their trusty pick-up trucks.


Jim Tom

Shikao

Joe

George Katie

San Francisco ~ 1910 Toraichi ( John) and Shikao (Mary) (about 16) on their wedding day. As she got off the boat, John provided her with the Victorian clothes for this picture.

Bill

Jack

Cienega ~ 1928 The Obata family with Mr. & Mrs. Sumihiro and their trusty pick-up trucks.


Tom

George

Jack

Katie

Bill Joe Tomi

Jim

Cienega ~ 1929 Holiday party for the families (Obatas, Uenos, Awayas and Sumihiros). Note all the BB guns that the boys had. Georgia Smith was the lone caucasian girl.

Hollister ~ 1936 The Obata family portrait in front of the Hollister house. (Left to Right): Joe, Bill, Toraichi, Tom, Tomi, George, Shikao, Katie, Jim, Jack (Bob is in Shikao’s womb)


Tom

George

Jack

Katie

Bill Joe Tomi

Jim

Cienega ~ 1929 Holiday party for the families (Obatas, Uenos, Awayas and Sumihiros). Note all the BB guns that the boys had. Georgia Smith was the lone caucasian girl.

Hollister ~ 1936 The Obata family portrait in front of the Hollister house. (Left to Right): Joe, Bill, Toraichi, Tom, Tomi, George, Shikao, Katie, Jim, Jack (Bob is in Shikao’s womb)


Hollister ~ 1937 Graduation day. On this day Tom and Katie graduated from Hollister High School and Bill graduated from Hollister Grammar School.

Hollister ~ 1938 Jim, Bill, Joe


Hollister ~ 1937 Graduation day. On this day Tom and Katie graduated from Hollister High School and Bill graduated from Hollister Grammar School.

Hollister ~ 1938 Jim, Bill, Joe


Jack Joe

Jim

Toraichi Shikao

Hollister ~ 1938 George ( Jiro) in his letterman’s jacket — that he got for running track: the hurdles, 50 & 100 yard dash — alongside the family car.

Tom

Tomi

Katie


Jack Joe

Jim

Toraichi Shikao

Hollister ~ 1938 George ( Jiro) in his letterman’s jacket — that he got for running track: the hurdles, 50 & 100 yard dash — alongside the family car.

Tom

Tomi

Katie


Salinas ~ 1946 Bill and Tom, also known as the Gruesome Twosome, hanging out in Salinas.

Salinas ~ 1950 Toraichi and Shikao dressed up for Fumi Ueno’s wedding


Salinas ~ 1946 Bill and Tom, also known as the Gruesome Twosome, hanging out in Salinas.

Salinas ~ 1950 Toraichi and Shikao dressed up for Fumi Ueno’s wedding


Gilroy ~ 2002 Tom’s 85th Birthday and Obata family reunion (Left to Right): Jim, Joe, Tomi, Tom, Jack, Bob


Gilroy ~ 2002 Tom’s 85th Birthday and Obata family reunion (Left to Right): Jim, Joe, Tomi, Tom, Jack, Bob


The Story of the O’s

The Story of the O’s

A Brief History of the Obata Family

A Brief History of the Obata Family


Obata Family Album