Shuzo Hatanaka

Shuzo Hatanaka

Father of Frank Yoshitaka Hatanaka. Bird Commission case file numbers 1118 and 1119. Custodian file number 1392. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_57_file_1118-1119)
Hatanaka was born on 28 July 1889. He was a storekeeper. His family includes Masao Hatanaka (wife; nee Masao Miyasaki), Fred Hatanaka [also listed as Terumi Hatanaka] (son; born 28 September 1927), Yuriko Hatanaka [also written as Lily Yuriko Hatanaka] (daughter), Takayuki Hatanaka (son), Mickey Hatanaka (son), Tom Hatanaka (son), and Frank Hatanaka [also listed as Yoshitaka Hatanaka] (son). His home address is listed as 43 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and to 161 Sydenham Street, Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes the home and store he owned with his son, Yoshitaka Frank, which was sold to May Chan and Lester Chan, and household belongings.


Regularized NameShuzo Hatanaka
Street 43 5th Ave E
Custodian Identification Number1392
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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