1643: Emiko Takahashi

1643: Emiko Takahashi

Emiko Takahashi

She was born on 28 June 1924. The file lists that she was registered under her mother’s maiden name, Takahashi, but then went by Emiko Ota under her stepfather’s surname. She was a student. Her family includes Shimo Ota (mother; nee Shimo Takahashi) and Suketaro Ota (stepfather). She lived at 732 Cormorant Street, Victoria, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Church Home, United Church of Canada, Assiniboia, SK. No seized property is listed in the file.
Sex F
Date of Birth 28 June 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (1306-1309)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1643
Name Emiko Takahashi
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 16 May 1943



1643: Emiko Takahashi


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