Ernest Tonegawa

Ernest Tonegawa

He was born on 20 August 1921. He was a caretaker and janitor employed by A.E. Austin Real Estate Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shigeno Tonegawa (mother; nee Shigeno Nishinaka) and Bungoro Tonegawa (father). His home address is listed as 2587 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameErnest Tonegawa
Custodian Identification Number13357
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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