Takekuma Miyata

Takekuma Miyata

He was born on 19 March 1905. He was a mill worker employed by B. C. Pulp & Paper Company. His family includes Takejiro Miyata (father), Tome Miyata (mother; nee Tome Takeshita), Mikusa Miyata (wife; nee Mikusa Higashi), Ruriko Miyata (daughter), Fred Miyata [also listed as Takemitsu Miyata] (son), Thomas Miyata [also listed as Tsutomu Miyata] (son), Minoru Miyata (son), and Henry Miyata [also listed as Susumu Miyata] (son). He lived in Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTakekuma Miyata
Custodian Identification Number11897
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice


Custodian Case Files (1)


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