Tsuruo Kitade

Tsuruo Kitade

He was a fisherman. He worked for A. B. C. Packing Co. in Steveston. His family included Jisuke Kitade (father, in Japan), and Yasu Kitade (mother, deceased).


Surname (Japanese)北出
Forename (Japanese)鶴雄
Regularized Name北出 鶴雄
Surname (Romanized Japanese)Kitade
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Tsuruo
Regularized NameTsuruo Kitade
SettlementSteveston, British Columbia
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston
Residence (after uprooting)Glencoe, ON


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