2658: Tetsuya Tanaka

2658: Tetsuya Tanaka

Tetsuya Tanaka

He was born on 17 January 1894. He was a sawmill worker employed by Sproat Lake Lumber Company. His family includes Nobumi Tanaka (wife) and Akira Tanaka [also listed as Akira Victor Tanaka] (son). His home address is listed as East 2nd Avenue and Sterling Street, Port Alberni, BC. 956 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 January 1894
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
Port Alberni
C-9330 (1022-1030)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2658
Name Tetsuya Tanaka



2658: Tetsuya Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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