Hisao Tsuruda

Hisao Tsuruda

He was born on 17 February 1900. He was a salesman employed by Singer Sewing Machine Company, Victoria, BC. His family includes Tona Tsuruda [possibly Tora Tsuruda] (mother; nee Tona Ikenaga or Tora Ikenaga), Toichi Tsuruda (father), Shizuye Tsuruda (wife), George Tsuruda [also listed as Masao Tsuruda] (son), Shoji Tsuruda (son), Hiroyuki Tsuruda (son), Yayoi Tsuruda (daughter), Kenji Tsuruda (son), and Tom Tsuruda (son). His home address is listed as Fanny Bay, BC. Hastings Park, BC and 393 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameHisao Tsuruda
Custodian Identification Number4554
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Fanny Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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