Tsuna Tateishi

Tsuna Tateishi

She was born on 2 June 1874. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her file lists two husbands, both deceased at time of file: Yoshigoro Nitsui and Iwamatsu Tateishi. The file states that the name on her passport is Tsuna Tateishi, but that she came to Canada to join her son who was adopted into his wife’s family and that she now uses that family name (Nitsui) “in accordance with Japanese custom.” The name she used was Tsuna Nitsui. Her home address is listed as Prince Rupert, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan City, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameTsuna Tateishi
Custodian Identification Number1593
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)


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