Teruko Atagi

Teruko Atagi

She is also known as as Teruko Tarui Atagi. She was born on 3 October 1914. Her maiden name is Teruko Tarui. Her family includes Take Terui (mother), Toyakichi Atagi (father), Yoshio Atagi (husband), Shinichi Atagi [also listed as Robert Atagi] (son), Koji Atagi [also listed as William Atagi] (son), Kazuko Atagi [also listed as Mary Atagi] (daughter). 102 St. George Street, Nanaimo, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTeruko Atagi
Custodian Identification Number14784
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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