Tomiye Nakatani

Tomiye Nakatani

She was born on 1 May 1897. She is also listed in the files as Tomi Nakatani. Her maiden name is Tomiye Ishimoto or Tomi Ishimoto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tatsumatsu Nakatani (husband), Takao Nakatani (son), Mitsuyo Nakatani (daughter), Emiko Nakatani (daughter), and Masaharu Nakatani (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 419, No. 51 Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameTomiye Nakatani
Custodian Identification Number6740
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceGrand Forks, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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