Tamotsu Sunahara

Tamotsu Sunahara

He was born on 6 November 1901 [possibly 5 November 1901]. He was a sawmill worker employed by Powell Lumber Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Eki Sunahara (mother; nee Eki Fukukai), Bunpei Sunahara (father), Miwa Sunahara (wife; ne Miwa Hoshino), Setsuko Sunahara (daughter), Reginald Sunahara [also listed as Yasuo Sunahara] (son), and Michiko Sunahara (daughter). 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Geraldton, ON.


Regularized NameTamotsu Sunahara
Custodian Identification Number14691
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Geraldton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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