Tatsuzo Yako

Tatsuzo Yako

He was born on 2 March 1923. He was a mill hand employed by K. Kanimura, Steel Head, Cannell Lake, BC. His family includes Kiri Yako (mother; nee Kiri Sugimoto) and Tokuzo Yako (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route 2, Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameTatsuzo Yako
Custodian Identification Number1912
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


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