12978: Shigeo Tanaka

12978: Shigeo Tanaka

Shigeo Tanaka

He was born on 3 April 1924. He was a self-employed bicycle repairman in partnership with his brother Shoichi Tanaka at 308 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Koma Tanaka (mother; nee Koma Ito), Tomisaburo Tanaka (father), and Shoichi Tanaka (brother). His home address is listed as 258 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 534 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 03 April 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9419 (1388-1391)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12978
Name Shigeo Tanaka



12978: Shigeo Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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