2447: Sawako Tanaka

2447: Sawako Tanaka

Sawako Tanaka

She was born on 1 June 1917. Her maiden name is Sawako Okada. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Hatsuyo Okada (mother; nee Hatsuyo Sakurai), Kiwazo Okada (father), Kazuo Tanaka (husband), Kazuyo Tanaka (daughter), Mitsuko Tanaka (daughter), and Hisashi Tanaka (son). Her home address is listed as Atlas Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 01 June 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Raymond, AB
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
C-9329 (1869-1874)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2447
Name Sawako Tanaka



2447: Sawako Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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