1400: Kishiji Tanii

1400: Kishiji Tanii

Kishiji

Tanii was born on 16 November 1905. He was a gardner who owned his own business in partnership with Tasaku Sato . His family includes Mutsu Tanii (mother; nee Mutsu Tamura; in Japan; 52 Tajima Niitsu Machi, Niigate Ken, Japan), Masaki Tanii (father), Kiyo Sakumi (wife; in Japan; 52 Tajima Niitsu Machi, Niigate Ken, Japan), Noriko Tanii (daughter; born 22 November 1935; living at Oriental Home, United Church, Victoria, BC), Kuniko Tanii (daughter; born 24 September 1939; living at Oriental Home, United Church, Victoria, BC), Kazuko Tanii (daughter; born 28 December 1940; living at Catholic Japanese Mission, corner of Dunlevy and Cordova, Vancouver, BC), and Hajime Tanii (son; born 5 September 1937; in Japan; 52 Tajima Niitsu Machi, Niigate Ken, Japan). His home address is listed as 2993 West Twenty-Third Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and to Coquihalla, BC, care of C.P.R. His listed seized property includes the business he owned with Tasaku Sato, which was sold to Edward Dolby.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 November 1905
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Coquihalla, BC
Reel
C-9318 (1681-1798)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1400
Name Kishiji Tanii
Dates
Not Before: 20 March 1942
Not After: 05 November 1950

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1400: Kishiji Tanii

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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