Misao Hatanaka

Misao Hatanaka

She was born on 27 March 1919. Her occupation is listed as dressmaker. Her family includes Fui Hatanaka (mother), Takematsu Hatanaka [possibly Takamatsu Hatanaka] (father), Tomi (sister), and Toshio Hatanaka (brother). 2152 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMisao Hatanaka
Custodian Identification Number7153
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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