Taru Yoshinaka

Taru Yoshinaka

She was born on 17 September 1880. Her maiden name is Taru Nishiyama. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kei Nishiyama (mother), Joyomu Nishiyama (father), Sakuyoshi Yoshinaka (husband), Natsuko Kumagai (daughter; nee Natsuko Yoshinaka), Akiko Kitaguchi (daughter; nee Akiko Yoshinaka), May Yoshinaka [also listed as Fuyuko Yoshinaka] (daughter), and George Yoshinaka (son). Her home address is listed as 395 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 2320 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameTaru Yoshinaka
Custodian Identification Number13009
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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