Shoichi Takayama

Shoichi Takayama

He was born on 23 September 1917. He was an office clerk employed by West Coast Trading Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shizue Takayama (mother; nee Nishimura), Kimiye Takayama (wife; nee Kimiye Ohara; married in 1943). His home address is listed as 678 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC.


Regularized NameShoichi Takayama
Custodian Identification Number9921
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Griffin Lake, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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