Frank Hatanaka

Frank Hatanaka

Son of Shuzo Hatanaka. Bird Commission case file numbers 1118 and 1119. Custodian file number 1548. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_57_file_1118-1119)
Hatanaka was born on 7 June 1918. He is also named in the file as Yoshitaka Frank Hatanaka. He was a mill hand employed by Robertson & Hackett Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Masao Hatanaka (mother) and Shuzo Hatanaka (father). His home address is listed as 43 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, Hamilton, ON, and Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes 43 East Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, a store and home that he owned with his father. It was sold to May Chan and Lester Chan.


Regularized NameFrank Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number1548
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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