Kenichi Hatanaka

Kenichi Hatanaka

Bird Commission case file number 1167. Custodian file number 3977. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_59_file_1167.)
He was born on 3 January 1917. He was a dry cleaner employed by National Cleaners, 1178 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suki Hatanaka (mother; nee Suki Matsuno) and Yoshio Hatanaka (father). His home address is listed as 1178 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. 2615 Alma Road, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameKenichi Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number3977
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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


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