Takeo Itani

Takeo Itani

Itani was born on 15 April 1910. He was a fisherman employed by Ucluelet Fisherman’s Cooperative Association, Ucluelt, BC. His family includes Sumako Itani (wife; nee Sumako Oye), Taruko Itani (daughter; born 26 November 1935), Taketoshi Itani (son; 1 May 1937), Tetsuo Itani (son; born 23 June 1939), Tsuyoshi Itani (son; born 11 January 1941), Teruyo Itani (daughter; born 5 July 1942), and Fiolet Tayoko Itani (born and died at East Lillooet on 24 July 1943). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 10, Ucluelet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes his home, which was purchased by Mrs. Littleton, wife of Stanley S. Littleton on whose land the house was built, and his boat, the “Blue Nose,” which was sold to the Department of Munitions & Supply (Naval Service). Some of his household belongings were seized and sold while others, including a Japanese bath, were considered of no value by Custodian representatives.

Metadata

ForenameTakeo
SurnameItani
Regularized NameTakeo Itani
Custodian Identification Number1570
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLillooet, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

Itani
NameSee also
Sadao Itani
Sumako Itani
Takeo Itani
Takeo Itani

Terminology

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