Takamitsu Iwata

Takamitsu Iwata

He was born on 22 September 1892. He was a tailor who owned Victoria Dye Works at 632 Victoria Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kane Iwata (mother), Jyutaro Iwata (father), Yama Iwata (wife; nee Yama Tanaka), Takashi Iwata (son), Kinichi Iwata (son), and Toyoko Iwata (daughter). 632 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameTakamitsu Iwata
Custodian Identification Number14527
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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