Eiichi Tatsumi

Eiichi Tatsumi

He was born on 27 July 1903. He was a millhand employed by Hammond Cedar Lumber Company. His family includes Kiyono Tatsumi (mother; nee Kiyono Kawafuku), Takejiiro Tatsumi (father), Tatsu Tatsumi (wife; nee Tatsu Shibata; in Japan), Takeshi Tatsumi (son; in Japan), and Hiroshi Tatsumi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Pitt Meadows, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC and Toronto, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameEiichi Tatsumi
Custodian Identification Number13931
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Pitt Meadows


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