Browse Custodian Case Files: L


Browse Custodian Case Files: L

Visitors can browse the case files by surname of individuals, as well as by businesses, estates, trusts, families, and organizations. Information provided includes the case file number, a name associated with that case file, birth date (if an individual), gender (as indicated by the creators of the file), and a summary of the file. Each case file number is unique. When a user clicks on a case file number, they will be taken to that file’s site page. Clicking on a name will launch a pop-up containing information about that name including shared surnames and other records that the individual or organization is associated with. Within the description of each case file is information about property and family members.


Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
14436 Helen Lambert 16 March 1921 Female
She was born on 16 March 1921. Her name is also listed as Raiko Lambert and her maiden name is Helen Tanaka or Helen Raiko Tanaka. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsuyo Tanaka (mother; nee Mitsuyo Handa), Toraichi Tanaka (father), and Forrest Lambert (husband). Read Island, BC is listed as a former address. The file indicates that she was “exempt” from being forcibly uprooted.



Browse Custodian Case Files: L
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