2782: Yoshiaki Tanaka

2782: Yoshiaki Tanaka

Yoshiaki Tanaka

He was a cannery employee and millhand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company Limited, Duncan, BC. His family includes Kinu Tanaka (mother; nee Kinu Kondo) and Nakichi Tanaka (father). His home address is listed 620 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.
Sex M
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Picture Butte, AB
C-9331 (39-44)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2782
Name Yoshiaki Tanaka



2782: Yoshiaki Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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