Tahichi Sekiya

Tahichi Sekiya

He was born on 05 May 1889. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company Limited, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Soto Sekiya (mother), Tajiro Sekiya (father), Tatsu Sekiya (wife; nee Tatsu Watanabe), Kikue Sekiya (daughter), Nobuko Sekiya (daughter), Shigeo Sekiya (son), Shizue Sekiya (daughter), Mitsuo Sekiya (son), Emiko Sekiya (daughter), Kiyoshi Sekiya (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Box 214, Coaldale, AB; Welling, AB; and Taber, AB.


Regularized NameTahichi Sekiya
Custodian Identification Number1028
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Welling, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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