Tai Taniwa

Tai Taniwa

He was born in 1908 or 1909. He was a fisherman and carpenter employed by BC Packers Limited, Namu, BC. His family includes Touna Taniwa (mother; nee Touna Kuwayana), Naokichi Taniwa (father), Fusae Taniwa (wife; nee Fusae Yoshida), Michiko Taniwa (daughter), Misako Taniwa (daughter), Tsukasa Taniwa (son), Sachiko Taniwa (daughter) and Katsuo Taniwa [also, Frances Katsuo Taniwa] (daughter). His home address is listed as 393 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Namu, BC and 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC; Slocan Extension, BC; and Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameTai Taniwa
Custodian Identification Number3031
ResidenceVancouver, BC
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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