2292: Masao Tanaka

2292: Masao Tanaka

Masao Tanaka (2)

He was born on 9 January 1913. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Masaye Tanaka (mother; nee Masaye Nakata), Matsuzo Tanaka (father), Teruye Tanaka (wife; nee Teruye Uyeyama). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Whitemouth, MB and Grand Forks, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 January 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Whitemouth, MB
Grand Forks, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9328 (1070-1122)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2292
Name Masao Tanaka



2292: Masao Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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