1399: Arataro Tanaka

1399: Arataro Tanaka

Arataro Tanaka

Tanaka was born on 26 April 1889. He was a waiter at the King George Hotel, employed by Anglo Canadian Hotel Company, Saskatoon, SK. His family includes Kuno Tanaka (mother; nee Kuno Toyowara; deceased at time of file), Kuichi Tanaka (father; deceased at time of file) and Mrs. Hisao Hatanaka (claimed to be Tanaka’s common-law wife). His home address is listed as 328 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 April 1889
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Reel
C-9318 (1674-1680)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1399
Name Arataro Tanaka
Dates
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 15 October 1945

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1399: Arataro Tanaka

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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