Tarokichi Akiyama

Tarokichi Akiyama

He was born on 14 June 1882. He was a self-employed hardware merchant at his store Akiyama & Sons Hardware, 368 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kin Akiyama (wife), Minoru Akiyama (son), Fumiko Tamaki (daughter; nee Fumiko Akiyama), Joe Akiyama (son), Kay Akiyama (son), Hiro Akiyama (son), and May Akiyama (daughter). His home address is listed as 368 ½ Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameTarokichi Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number9035
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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