Tadasu Sonoda

Tadasu Sonoda

He was born on 1 February 1903. He was a millhand employed by Powell Lumber Company. His family includes Eunice Sonoda [also listed as Kinuye Sonoda] (wife), Johnny Sonoda [also listed as Kazuo Sonoda] (son), Shirley Sonoda [also listed as Kimiye Sonoda] (daughter), Theodore Sonoda [also listed as Tsugio Sonoda] (son; born 1943), and Nancy Sonoda [also listed as Teruyo Sonoda] (daughter). His home address is listed as 855 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTadasu Sonoda
Custodian Identification Number6590
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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