Mitsuye Tainaka

Mitsuye Tainaka

She was born on 7 March 1921. Her maiden name is Mitsuye Tashima. She was a housewife. Her family includes Setsuyo Tashima (mother; nee Setsuyo Matsuda), Hikoichi Tashima (father), Hideo Tainaka (husband), and William Tainaka [also listed as Hiroshi Tainaka] (son). Her home address is listed as 314 Fenton Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuye Tainaka
Custodian Identification Number6167
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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