Masao Tsuruoka

Masao Tsuruoka

He was born on 11 May 1884. He was a coal picker. His family includes Natsu Tsuruoka (mother; nee Natsu Ineda or Natsu Inedo), Masajiro Tsuruoka (father), Itsu Tsuruoka (wife; nee Itsu Tsuchimori), and Masami Tsuruoka (son). His home address is listed as Box 533, Japanese Town No. 1, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMasao Tsuruoka
Custodian Identification Number4706
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Ayame Tsuruoka
Masao Tsuruoka
Masasaki Tsuruoka


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