Eitaro Tanouye

Eitaro Tanouye

He was born on 3 October 1892. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber Company. His family includes Sohachi Tanouye (father), Tei Tanouye (mother), Eichi Tanouye (wife; nee Eichi Yoshikawa), Sakae Tanouye (daughter), Shizuko Tanouye (daughter), and Yoshie Tanouye (daughter). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameEitaro Tanouye
Custodian Identification Number11577
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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