9081: Matsu Tanaka

9081: Matsu Tanaka

Matsu Tanaka

He was born on 18 March 1885. He was a self-employed fish broker, hardware merchant and owner of Steveston Hardware. His family includes Masaye Tanaka (wife; nee Masaye Nakata), and Masao Tanaka (son). His home address is listed as No. 44 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 18 March 1885
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Grand Forks, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
C-9388 (1669-1898)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9081
Name Matsu Tanaka



9081: Matsu Tanaka


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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