Yasu Yamanaka

Yasu Yamanaka

She was born on 30 August 1900. She was a self-employed pool room worker. Her family includes Sakura Ihei (father), Yoshitaro Yamanaka (husband; deceased), Yoshiko Yamanaka (daughter), Kiyoshi Yamanaka (son), and Taruya Yamanaka [also listed as Teruya Yamanaka] (daughter). Her home address is listed as Box 83, No. 47, Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameYasu Yamanaka
Custodian Identification Number4825
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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