11844: Miyake Tanaka

11844: Miyake Tanaka

Kiyoko Tanaka

She was born on 10 May 1913. Her maiden name is Kiyoko Hirai. She was a self-employed confectionery store keeper. Her family includes Kisaku Hirai (father), Ai Hirai (mother), Haruo Tanaka (husband), Herbert Tanaka [also listed as Ken Tanaka] (son), and Joy Tanaka [also listed as Mieko Tanaka] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 359 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 672 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 10 May 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9411 (2051-2057)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11844
Name Miyake Tanaka



11844: Miyake Tanaka


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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