Motoi Iwanaka

Motoi Iwanaka

He was born on 15 September 1909. He was a sawmill hand. His family includes Suyeko Iwanaka (mother; nee Suyeko Ono), Umekichi Iwanaka (father), Ichi Iwanaka (mother; nee Ichi Tanaka), Donald Iwanaka [also listed as Kazuo Iwanaka] (son), and Edward Iwanaka [also listed as Asumu Iwanaka] (son). He lived in Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC.

Metadata

ForenameMotoi
SurnameIwanaka
Regularized NameMotoi Iwanaka
Custodian Identification Number11702
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePrinceton, BC

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Shared Surnames

Iwanaka

Terminology

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