1024: Mitsuo Tanaka

1024: Mitsuo Tanaka

Mitsuo Tanaka

He was born on 30 June 1911. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Milling Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Ryoko Tanaka (mother; nee Ryoko Yoshimochi), Rokuya Tanaka (father), Yoshie Tanaka (wife; nee Yoshie Matsuyama), Yoshikazu Tanaka (son), and Michiko Margaret Tanaka (daughter). His home address is listed as 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. Woodfibre, BC and 1531 Charles Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Moose Jaw Hostel, Moose Jaw, SK.
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 June 1911
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Moose Jaw, SK
C-9314 (1290-1304)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1024
Name Mitsuo Tanaka
Not Before: 29 May 1942
Not After: 05 September 1946



1024: Mitsuo Tanaka


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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