Naojio Tanabe

Naojio Tanabe

He was born on 10 March 1890. His former name is Naojio Izumi. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Kimsket Inlet, BC. His family includes Tomie Tanabe (wife), Takao Tanabe (son), Kiyoshi Tanabe (son), Meiko Izumi (daughter), Fumiyo Suga (daughter; nee Fumiyo Tanabe), Yutaka Tanabe (son), Tadao Tanabe (son), and Sakaye Tanabe (daughter). His home address is listed as 130 1st Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameNaojio Tanabe
Custodian Identification Number3539
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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