Tatsu Sunahara

Tatsu Sunahara

The Davenport Rooms; 1120 W.Pender St. Vancouver
Wife of Kazuye Sunahara. Bird Commission case file number 1292. Custodian file number 12817. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_65_file_1292.)
She was a rooming house keeper who operated Davenport Rooms at 1120 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kazuye Sunahara (husband), Matsuko Sunahara (daughter), Akira Sunahara (son), and Walter Sunahara (son). Her home address is listed as 139 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 1120 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and London, ON.


Regularized NameTatsu Sunahara
OccupationHousewife and rooming house keeper
Custodian Identification Number12817
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (after uprooting)London, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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