Masako Tanabe

Masako Tanabe

She was born on 05 November 1920. She was a self-employed dressmaker, 218 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Iya Tanabe (mother; nee Iya Shibata), and Donzo Tanabe (father). Her home address is listed as 128 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameMasako Tanabe
Custodian Identification Number10487
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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