Tsutau Ito

Tsutau Ito

He was born on 17 July 1921. He was a farmer employed by his father. His family includes Tsugi Ito (mother; nee Tsugi Yoshihara), and Denjiro Ito (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTsutau Ito
Custodian Identification Number6700
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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