Mitsuru Tanizaki

Mitsuru Tanizaki

Bird Commission case file number 1254. Custodian file number 8782. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_63_file_1254.)
He was born on 11 July 1887. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Tatsu Tanizaki (wife), Tamiko Tanizaki (daughter), Tayeko Tanizaki (daughter), Ellen Tanizaki [also listed as Tayoko Tanizaki] (daughter), and Lillian Tanizaki [also listed as Sueko Tanizaki] (daughter). His home address is listed as Keil Avenue, White Rock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMitsuru Tanizaki
Custodian Identification Number8782
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)White Rock


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)

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