Shige Tanizawa

Shige Tanizawa

She was born on 5 December 1897. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sutekichi Uchikata (father), Kane Uchikata (mother; nee Kane Soga), Magosaburo Tanizawa (husband), Kazuye Tanizawa (daughter), Yoshiye Tanizawa (son), Riyoji Tanizawa [also known as Ryoji Tanizawa] (son), Michiko Tanizawa (daughter), and Masaaki Tanizawa (son). Her home address is listed as 983 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameShige Tanizawa
Custodian Identification Number12159
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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