1548: Frank Hatanaka

1548: Frank Hatanaka

Frank Hatanaka

Hatanaka was born on 7 June 1918. He is also named in the file as Yoshitaka Frank Hatanaka. He was a mill hand employed by Robertson & Hackett Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Masao Hatanaka (mother) and Shuzo Hatanaka (father). His home address is listed as 43 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, Hamilton, ON, and Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes 43 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, a store and home that he owned with his father. It was sold to May Chan and Lester Chan.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 June 1918
Nationality Unknown
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Hamilton, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9321 (545-593)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1548
Name Frank Hatanaka
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 21 January 1951



1548: Frank Hatanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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