Osamu Tamaki

Osamu Tamaki

He was born on 8 January 1917. He was a cannery worker employed by Canadian Fish Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Nao Tamaki (mother; nee Nao Nakai) and Torakichi Tamaki (father). His home address is listed as 2nd Avenue and Chatham Streets, Steveston, BC. Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lorette, MB.


Regularized NameOsamu Tamaki
Custodian Identification Number2747
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lorette, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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