Jitsue Hatanaka

Jitsue Hatanaka

She was born on 6 August 1913. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Hatsu Seko (mother; nee Hatsu Shimizu), Jutaro Seko (father), Yoshio Hatanaka (husband), Kazuhito Hatanaka [also listed as Denis Hatanaka] (son), Akihito Hatanaka [also listed as Tsugihito Hatanaka and Patrick Hatanaka] (son), and Mitsuhito Hatanaka [also listed as Glen Hatanaka] (son). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Lemon Creek, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameJitsue Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number7043
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Extension, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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