2654: Iwakichi Tanaka

2654: Iwakichi Tanaka

Iwakichi Tanaka

He was born on 21 November 1886. He was a fisherman. His family includes Masuye Tanaka (wife), Hideo Tanaka (son), Shunji Tanaka (son), Kiyoshi Tanaka (son), and Iwao Tanaka (son). His home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, Slocan, BC and Sandon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 November 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9330 (989-1005)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2654
Name Iwakichi Tanaka



2654: Iwakichi Tanaka


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