2656: Masuye Tanaka

2656: Masuye Tanaka

Masuye Tanaka

She was born on 20 February 1897. She was a housewife. Her family includes Iwakichi Tanaka (husband), Shunji Tanaka (son), Kiyoshi Tanaka (son), Hideo Tanaka (son), and Iwao Tanaka (son). Her home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 February 1897
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9330 (1011-1017)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2656
Name Masuye Tanaka



2656: Masuye Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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