Mansuke Tanino

Mansuke Tanino

Tanino was born on 13 February 1889. He was a fisherman. His family includes Chiyo Tanino [also, Chio Tanino] (wife; nee Chiyo Kawasaki or Chio Kawasaki), Mitsuyo Tanino (daughter; born on 26 July 1927), Yoshiko Tanino (daughter; born on 11 May 1931), Asako Tanino (daughter; born on 28 March 1933), and Tomiko Tanino (daughter; born on 29 August 1936). He lived in Brechin, Nanaimo, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946. His listed seized property includes: one-storied five-room dwelling house built by Tanino on land at Ormond’s Wharf (formerly Koyama Wharf), Brechin, Nanaimo, BC owned by Howard Ormond; household belongings; fishing equipment; boat “M.T.”


Regularized NameMansuke Tanino
Custodian Identification Number1412
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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