Ryozo Tanizawa

Ryozo Tanizawa

Tanizawa was born on 18 July 1910. Documents in the file also name Tanizawa as Ryozo Stanley Tanizawa. He was a baker at his own bakery business at 205 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toyo Tanizawa (mother; nee Toyo Ebata), Ryotaro Tanizawa (father), Kiyoshi Tanizawa (brother), Mitsuyoshi Tanizawa (brother), Yasue Tanizawa (wife; nee Yasue Kitamura), Takahide Tanizawa [also, Edward Tanizawa] (son; born on 18 October 1936), and Setsuko Tanizawa [also, Victoria Setsuko Tanizawa] (daughter; born on 13 December 1939). He lived at 229 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 205 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: bakery fixtures and equipment; delivery truck; 786 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; neon sign.


Regularized NameRyozo Tanizawa
Custodian Identification Number1438
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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