Takezo Ohta

Takezo Ohta

He was born on 25 November 1888. He owned a grocery store. His family includes Hatsu Ohta [possibly also Hatsu Takahashi] (mother), Otoji Takahashi [possibly also Otoji Ohta] (father), Masu Ohta (wife; nee Masu Ohashi), Michiko Kitamura (daughter; nee Michiko Ohta), and Haruko Ohta (daughter). His home address is listed as 679 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Oyama, BC.


Regularized NameTakezo Ohta
Custodian Identification Number13746
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Oyama, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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