Saemon Tatebe

Saemon Tatebe

He was born on 1 October 1880. He was retired at the time of the file. His family includes Hiro Tatebe (wife), Tahei Tatebe (son), and Kiku Tanaka (daughter; nee Kiku Tatebe). His home address is listed as 715 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameSaemon Tatebe
Custodian Identification Number7082
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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