Renji Anzai

Renji Anzai

Bird Commission case file number 185. Custodian file number 12461. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_10_file_0185)
He was born on 11 November 1900. He was a self-employed contractor. His family includes Miyoko Anzai (wife; nee Miyoko Yabe), Mary Anzai [also listed as Kazuko Anzai] (daughter), George Anzai (son), Eiji Anzai (son), and Kenji Anzai (son). 2326 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC; Chase, BC; Tappen, BC; and Lavington, BC.


Regularized NameRenji Anzai
Custodian Identification Number12461
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Chase, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tappen, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lavington, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Miyoko Anzai
Renji Anzai


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