4951: Tatsuya Tanaka

4951: Tatsuya Tanaka

Tatsuya Tanaka

He was born on 8 April 1887. He was a sawmill worker employed by Alberta Mill Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mine Tanaka (wife), Masashi Tanaka (son), Kiyoshi Tanaka (son), Shizue Nishikawa (daughter; nee Shizue Tanaka), Minoru Tanaka (son), Sadao Tanaka (son), and Haruo Tanaka (son). His home address is listed as 137 Eighth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Brantford, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 08 April 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Brantford, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9349 (2239-2310)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4951
Name Tatsuya Tanaka



4951: Tatsuya Tanaka


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