Tatsumi Iwasa

Tatsumi Iwasa

He was born on 24 October 1909. He was a mill worker and merchant employed by the Royston Lumber Company, Royston, BC. His family includes Yoshi Iwasa (mother; nee Yoshi Nakamura), Matsutaro Iwasa (father), and Takako Iwasa (wife; nee Takako Saisho). His home address is listed as Box 385, Cumberland, BC. Japanese Town No. 1, Cumberland, BC and 306 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC and Minto Mine, BC.


Regularized NameTatsumi Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number4599
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Minto Mine, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


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