Denzo Hatanaka

Denzo Hatanaka

He was born on 20 December 1913. He was a logger employed by Dumaresq Logging Company Limited, Allison Harbour, BC. His home address is listed as 568 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and O’Brien Bay, BC. Demaresque Logging Company, Allison, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and McFarland Lumber Company, Donald, BC.


Regularized NameDenzo Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number786
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Donald, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)O’Brien Bay


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