Tokusaburo Taira

Tokusaburo Taira

He was born on 7 February 1897. He was a millhand employed by Fraser Mills. His family includes Sao Taira (mother), Ichinoto Taira (father), Yoshio Taira (wife), Toyoko Taira (daughter), Mariko Taira (daughter), and Shinichi Taira (son). His home address is listed as Fraser Mills, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Taber, AB.


Regularized NameTokusaburo Taira
Custodian Identification Number15229
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Fraser Mills


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