Tamotsu Ito

Tamotsu Ito

He was born on 16 June 1901. He was a truck driver employed by Ikeda. His family includes Kamekichi Miyata (father), Sugi Miyata (mother; nee Sugi Tanaka), Yukiko Ito (wife; nee Yukiko Hasegawa), Hisashi Miyata (son), Tsutomu Miyata (son), and Harumi Ito [also listed as James Ito] (son). His home address is listed as 406 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTamotsu Ito
Custodian Identification Number11726
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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