Bunzaemon Ebata

Bunzaemon Ebata

He was born on 10 May 1894. He is also listed as Jack Ebata. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cedar Cove Sash & Door Company. His family includes Tsuta Ebata (wife; nee Tsuta Tanaka), Teruchi Ebata (son), Harumi Ebata (son), Elizabeth Ebata [also listed as Eiko Ebata] (daughter), and Yoshiharu Ebata (son). His home address is listed as 332 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameBunzaemon Ebata
Custodian Identification Number11397
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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