Takumi Oda

Takumi Oda

He was born on 13 November 1910. He was a sawmill worker employed by Pacific Pine Lumber Mill, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Kuma Oda (mother; nee Kuma Fukami), Chataro Oda (father; deceased at time of file), Kimiko Oda (wife; nee Kimiko Okihiro) and George Oda (son). His home address is listed as 148 Columbia Street East, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, 3523 Clark Street, Montreal, QC and 3656 Colonial Avenue, Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes the home he rented from K. Okihiro, two gramophones, a baby bed, lace, statues, Christmas decorations, pictures, and “festive toy."


Regularized NameTakumi Oda
Custodian Identification Number6911
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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