Toyotoshi Tahara

Toyotoshi Tahara

Tahara was born on 25 July 1898. He was a saw mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Shimazu Tahara (mother), Rinzo Tahara (father), Kikuye Tahara (wife), Hiroshi Tahara (son), Katsuaki Tahara (son), and Toshiyuki Tahara (son). His home address is listed as 325 West Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC, and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes his eleven acres of land in Ruskin, BC which was sold to the Director of the Veterans’ Land Act.


Regularized NameToyotoshi Tahara
Custodian Identification Number1496
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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