Masao Yatabe

Masao Yatabe

He was born in 1915. He is also listed in the file as Masao Robert Yatabe. A note in the file indicates that he adopted the name Yatabe “by means of Deed Poll in 1937.” He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Tsune Yanagizawa (mother) and Gensaku Yanagizawa (father). His home address is listed as 2818 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.

Metadata

ForenameMasao
SurnameYatabe
Regularized NameMasao Yatabe
Custodian Identification Number1765
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceToronto, ON

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