2648: Eisuke Tanaka

2648: Eisuke Tanaka

Eisuke Tanaka

He was born on 20 August 1882. He was a fisherman employed by Sunnyside Cannery, Port Essington, BC. His home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Revelstoke, BC where he died on 27 March 1943.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 August 1882
Date of Death 27 March 1943
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Revelstoke, BC
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9330 (857-868)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2648
Name Eisuke Tanaka



2648: Eisuke Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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