Hisao Hatanaka

Hisao Hatanaka

She was born on 17 October 1899. She was a self-employed cleaner. Her family includes Essie Hatanaka [also listed as Shigeru Hatanaka] (deceased husband), Arataro Tanaka (common-law husband), Haruo Hatanaka (son), and Frank Hatanaka [also listed as Ryo Hatanaka] (son). Her home address is listed as 525 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameHisao Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number501
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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