Denbei Tabata

Denbei Tabata

He was born on 31 March 1896. He was a shingle cutter employed by Great Central Saw Mill. His family includes Miki Tabata (mother), Sueziro Tabata (father), Tawao Tabata [also listed as Tawo Tabata] (wife; in Japan), Nobuko Tabata (daughter; in Japan), Shizuko Tabata (daughter; in Japan), Hideo Tabata (son; in Japan), and Mujo Tabata (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Stave Falls, BC. He was interned.


Regularized NameDenbei Tabata
Custodian Identification Number263_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Stave Falls
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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