Yonekichi Taniyama

Yonekichi Taniyama

Taniyama was born on 23 February 1883. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Mill Bay Cannery, Nass River, BC. His home address is listed as Mill Bay, Nass River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His boat, the “Nagusa,” fishing gear and fishing nets, were all seized sold to B.C Packers Limited.


Regularized NameYonekichi Taniyama
Custodian Identification Number1395
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nass River


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