1395: Yonekichi Taniyama

1395: Yonekichi Taniyama

Yonekichi Taniyama

Taniyama was born on 23 February 1883. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Mill Bay Cannery, Nass River, BC. His home address is listed as Mill Bay, Nass River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His boat, the “Nagusa,” fishing gear and fishing nets, were all seized sold to B.C Packers Limited.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 February 1883
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Nass River
C-9318 (1363-1379)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1395
Name Yonekichi Taniyama
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 16 November 1946



1395: Yonekichi Taniyama


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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