13730: Unokichi Tanaka

13730: Unokichi Tanaka

Unokichi Tanaka

He was born on 12 April 1903. He was a sawmill hand employed by B.C. Fir Company. His family includes Yone Tanaka (mother), Masuya Takenaka [possibly Masuyo Tanaka] (father), Iwa Tanaka (wife; nee Iwa Nishikawa), and Chieko Tanaka (daughter). His home address is listed as 1024 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and Lemon Creek, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 April 1903
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Sandon, BC
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9424 (1472-1491)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13730
Name Unokichi Tanaka



13730: Unokichi Tanaka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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