Motoharu Hattori

Motoharu Hattori

He was born on 6 July 1907. He was a self-employed dry cleaner at Bonnie Lass Dry Cleaners, 4243 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sei Hattori (mother; nee Sei Suzuki), Chozo Hattori (father), Sayako Hattori (wife; nee Sayako Tanaka), Allan Yasuo Hattori (son), and Ruby Kiyoko Hattori (daughter). His home address is listed as 4243 Dunbar Street and 451 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameMotoharu Hattori
Custodian Identification Number9043
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLillooet, BC


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