Masawo Takaoka

Masawo Takaoka

He was born on 17 December 1903. He was a millhand. His family includes Yone Takaoka (mother; nee Yone Fujimoto) and Tetsutsuchi Takaoka (father). His home address is listed as 544 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 455 Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck Camp, Princeton, BC and Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameMasawo Takaoka
Custodian Identification Number14293
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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