Chiyo Tajanatsu

Chiyo Tajanatsu

She was born on 28 June 1919. She was a cannery worker employed by Inverness Cannery, Skeena River, BC. Her family includes Tatsu Takamatsu (mother; nee Tatsu Ashida) and Sadakichi Takamatsu (father). Her home address is listed as Inverness Cannery, Skeena River, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameChiyo Tajanatsu
Custodian Identification Number205
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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