Iwao Taniwa

Iwao Taniwa

He was born on 25 June 1919. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber & Manufacturing Company Limited, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Naka Taniwa (mother; nee Naka Jofu), and Risaburo Taniwa (father). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameIwao Taniwa
Custodian Identification Number5188
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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