Santaro Mende

Santaro Mende

He was born on 23 June 1878. He was a farmer employed by Mr. N. Know, Laity Road, Hammond, BC. His family includes Sayo Mende (mother; nee Sayo Motonishi), Burnemon Mende (father), Masano Mende (wife; nee Masano Kusunoki), Akio Mende (son), Hisao Mende (son), Masaeachi Mende (son), Yoshimi Mende (son), and Setsuko Mende (daughter). His home address is listed as 21st Road, Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSantaro Mende
Custodian Identification Number7350
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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