12383: Kanjiro Takemura

12383: Kanjiro Takemura

Kanjiro Takemura

He was born on 5 July 1901. He was a sawmill hand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company. His family includes Koto Takemura (mother; nee Koto Kitamura), Hana Takemura (wife; nee Hana Kitamura)), Atsushi Takemura (son), and Hisataka Takemura (son). His home address is listed as Hillcrest Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. 613 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 July 1901
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9415 (319-335)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12383
Name Kanjiro Takemura



12383: Kanjiro Takemura


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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