Shozo Tani

Shozo Tani

He was born on 18 April 1889. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery. His family includes Tameyo Tani (common-law wife; nee Tameyo Nakamura), and Yoshitsugu Tani (son). His home address is listed as Claxton Cannery, Claxton, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameShozo Tani
Custodian Identification Number2666
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Claxton


Custodian Case Files (1)


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