Inosuke Atagi

Inosuke Atagi

He was born on 27 May 1897. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Claxton, BC. His family includes Ume Atagi (mother), Iwakichi Atagi (father), Hisae Atagi (wife; nee Hisae Tabata), Ikuyo Atagi (daughter), Masako Atagi (daughter), and Satoru Atagi (son). His home address is listed as 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. Claxton Cannery, Claxton, BC and 398 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameInosuke Atagi
Custodian Identification Number12751
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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