Takaji Sakuma

Takaji Sakuma

Bird Commission case file number 1235. Custodian file number 12077. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_62_file_1235.)
He was born on 1 January 1900. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Sei Sakuma (wife), Sadako Sakuma (daughter), Taro Sakuma (son), Akiko Sakuma (daughter), Haruko Sakuma (daughter), Yuji Sakuma (son), Genge Sakuma (son; possibly Genji Sakuma), and Joe Sakuma (son). His home address is listed as 1266 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTakaji Sakuma
Custodian Identification Number12077
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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