5509: Rokuya Tanaka

5509: Rokuya Tanaka

Rokuya Tanaka

He was born on 11 February 1878. He owned a fish shop. His family includes Chie Tanaka (mother; nee Chie Kitabayashi), Sanyomon Tanaka (father), Kiyo Tanaka (wife; nee Kiyo Yoshimichi; in Japan), and Yuriko Tanaka (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1484 Commission Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 February 1878
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9359 (697-724)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5509
Name Rokuya Tanaka



5509: Rokuya Tanaka


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