Tatsu Sekiya

Tatsu Sekiya

She was born on 18 January 1893. Her maiden name is Tatsu Watanabe. Her family includes Soto Watanabe (mother), Kanjiro Watanabe (father), Tahichi Sekiya (husband), Shigeo Sekiya (son), Shizue Sekiya (daughter), Mitsuo Sekiya (son), Emiko Sekiya (daughter), Kikue Sekiya (daughter), Nobuko Sekiya (daughter), and Kiyoshi Sekiya (son). Her home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameTatsu Sekiya
Custodian Identification Number15283
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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