501: Hisao Hatanaka

501: Hisao Hatanaka

Hisao Hatanaka

She was born on 17 October 1899. She was a self-employed cleaner. Her family includes Essie Shigeru (deceased husband), Arataro Tanaka (common-law husband), Haruo Hatanaka (son), and Frank Ryo Hatanaka (son). Her home address is listed as 525 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 17 October 1899
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9307 (2133-2148)
Type Person
Custodian Number 501
Name Hisao Hatanaka
Not Before: 06 April 1942
Not After: 17 April 1946



501: Hisao Hatanaka


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
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