Tomekichi Takayama

Tomekichi Takayama

He was born on 1 October 1878. He was a beet worker employed by Mr. J.F. Hubert. His family includes Yuki Takayama (mother; nee Yuki Sagakane), Hikoemon Takayama (father), Yaye Takayama (wife; nee Yaye Tanabe), and Nobu Teramura (daughter; nee Nobu Takayama). He lived in Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameTomekichi Takayama
Custodian Identification Number3725
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


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