4706: Masao Tsuruoka

4706: Masao Tsuruoka

Masao Tsuruoka

He was born on 11 May 1884. He was a coal picker. His family includes Natsu Tsuruoka (mother; nee Natsu Ineda or Natsu Inedo), Masajiro Tsuruoka (father), Itsu Tsuruoka (wife; nee Itsu Tsuchimori), and Masami Tsuruoka (son). His home address is listed as Box 533, Japanese Town No. 1, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 May 1884
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9347 (815-834)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4706
Name Masao Tsuruoka



4706: Masao Tsuruoka


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