Toyo Tanizawa

Toyo Tanizawa

She was born on 01 October 1882. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ryotaro Tanizawa (husband), Kikuye Nishizaki (daughter; nee Kikuye Tanizawa), Harue Tanizawa (daughter), Namiko Tanizawa (daughter), and Kiyoshi Tanizawa (son). Her home address is listed as 786 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToyo Tanizawa
Custodian Identification Number9730
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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