1438: Ryozo Tanizawa

1438: Ryozo Tanizawa

Ryozo Tanizawa

Tanizawa was born on 18 July 1910. Documents in the file also name Tanizawa as Ryozo Stanley Tanizawa. He was a baker at his own bakery business at 205 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toyo Tanizawa (mother; nee Toyo Ebata), Ryotaro Tanizawa (father), Kiyoshi Tanizawa (brother), Mitsuyoshi Tanizawa (brother), Yasue Tanizawa (wife; nee Yasue Kitamura), Edward Tanizawa [also, Edward Takahide Tanizawa] (son; born on 18 October 1936), and Setsuko Tanizawa [also, Victoria Setsuko Tanizawa] (daughter; born on 13 December 1939). He lived at 229 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 205 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: bakery fixtures and equipment; delivery truck; 786 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; neon sign.
Sex M
Date of Birth 18 July 1910
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Reel
C-9319 (811-947)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1438
Name Ryozo Tanizawa
Dates
Not Before: 18 March 1942
Not After: 09 December 1950
Case File Also Contains
This file also contains documents pertaining to the Bird Commission.
Excerpt I also acknowledge the fact that most of my bakery equipment has been sold but would like to know what has become of the following of which there is no mention: Neon, sign, wall case, cake tin, bun pans, electric fan and gas stove. I am thinking of starting a business of my own in Greenwood but due to the fact that I have no funds these plans have been delayed. (Excerpt from a letter written by Ryozo Tanizawa at Greenwood to George Peters, Administration Department, Office of the Custodian)

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