Eizo Kamitakahara

Eizo Kamitakahara

Husband of Fumi Kamitakahara. Bird Commission case file numbers 103/4, 1003, 1004 (withdrawn), and 1329-I (no case). Custodian file number 2542. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_50_file_1003, lac_rg33-69_volume_50_file_1003, and lac_rg33-69_volume_67_file_1329i.)
He was born on 14 December 1893. He was a millhand employed by Rat Portage Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Fumiko Kamitakahara [also listed as Fumi Kamitakahara] (wife; nee Fumiko Yamauchi or Fumi Yamauchi), Walter Kamitakahara [also listed as Taketoshi Kamitakahara] (son), Shuko Kamitakahara (daughter), Kyoko Kamitakahara (daughter), Ikuko Kamitakahara (daughter), and Atsuko Kamitakahara (daughter). His home address is listed as 2525 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameEizo Kamitakahara
Custodian Identification Number2542
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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