Matasaburo Tani

Matasaburo Tani

He was born on 21 March 1887. He was a labourer employed by Stirmask Contracting Company. His family includes Jikichi Tani (father), Sumi Tani (mother; nee Sumi Tani), Shigeno Tani (wife; nee Shigeno Kawayada; in Japan; deceased), Canao Tani (son), William Tani (son), Don Tani (son) and Kikuye Tani (daughter). He lived in Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameMatasaburo Tani
Custodian Identification Number11392
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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