Tomie Tanabe

Tomie Tanabe

She was born on 24 September 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sonabe Tanabe (father), Toa Tanabe (mother; nee Toa Sekimoto), Naojo Tanabe (husband; born as Naojo Izumi but adopted into wife’s family), Takao Tanabe (son), Tadao Tanabe (son), Sakae Tanabe (daughter), Meiko Izumi (daughter), and Kiyoshi Tanabe (son). Her home address is listed as 130 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameTomie Tanabe
Custodian Identification Number10964
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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