Mickey Hatanaka

Mickey Hatanaka

He was born on 5 October 1923. He is also listed as Mickey Miyuki Hatanaka. He worked in a warehouse at Excelsor Paper Company, Vancouver, BC. An additional note in the file indicates that he was a student and a plumber. His family includes Masae Hatanaka (mother; nee Masae Miyasaki) and Shuzo Hatanaka (father). His home address is listed as 43 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Edgewood, BC.


Regularized NameMickey Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number1946
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Edgewood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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