10519: Iwa Tanaka

10519: Iwa Tanaka

Iwa Tanaka

She was born on 30 May 1908. Her maiden name is Iwa Nishikawa. She was a housekeeper. Her family includes Tayo Nishikawa (mother; Tayo Terakura), Tajiro Nishikawa (father), Unokichi Tanaka (husband), and Chiyeko Tanaka (daughter). Her home address is listed as No. 1 1024 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 30 May 1908
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9400 (1385-1391)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10519
Name Iwa Tanaka



10519: Iwa Tanaka


Metadata Author: Isabelle D. Tupas
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