Utano Tagawa

Utano Tagawa

She was born on 2 May 1885. Her name is also listed as Uta Tagawa. She was a rooming house keeper. Her family includes Kaoru Tagawa (former husband; deceased) and Kanekichi Matsumoto (common-law husband). Her home address is listed as 327 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, New Denver, BC, and Moose Jaw, SK.


Regularized NameUtano Tagawa
Custodian Identification Number13036
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Moose Jaw, SK
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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