1839: Zenichi Tanaka

1839: Zenichi Tanaka

Zenichi Tanaka

He was born on 22 October 1911. He was a confectioner at Maple Confectionary, 2002 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sawa Tanaka (mother; nee Sawa Nishimura), Masuya Tanaka (father), Shizuye Tanaka [also listed as Shizue Tanaka] (wife; nee Shizuye Fujino or Shizue Fujino), Yoshio Tanaka (son), Yoshiko Tanaka (daughter), and Kimiyo Kaye Tanaka (daughter). His home address is listed as 2006 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 476 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 22 October 1911
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9325 (339-348)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1839
Name Zenichi Tanaka



1839: Zenichi Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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