Isamatsu Tahara

Isamatsu Tahara

He was born on 9 May 1902. He was a logger and a fish market clerk employed by Iwakichi Sugiyama. His family includes Tsugi Tahara (mother; nee Tsugi Nakagawa), Shinsaku Tahara (father), and Kimiye Tahara [also listed as Kimie Tahara] (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as 332 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Sartia Bay, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC.


Regularized NameIsamatsu Tahara
Custodian Identification Number15203
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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