Tomizo Yamanaka

Tomizo Yamanaka

He was born on 31 January 1903. His name is also listed in the file as Mayekawa Tomizo. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Gen Yamanaka (mother; nee Gen Itani), Tsunekichi Yamanaka (father), Yoshiya Yamanaka (wife; nee Yoshiya Matsuba), Tomiko Yamanaka (daughter), Mitsuyo Yamanaka (daughter), Takao Yamanaka (son) and Yukio Yamanaka (son). His home address is listed as PO Box 10, Ucluelet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameTomizo Yamanaka
Custodian Identification Number743
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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