Taru Takayesu

Taru Takayesu

He was born on 16 April 1888. He was a boom man employed by Capilano Shingle Mill, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ushi Takayesu (mother; nee Ushi Nakamura), Gain Takayesu (father), Kaoru Takayesu (wife; nee Karou Takeuchi), and Haruo Takayesu (son). His home address is listed as 1023 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farms, Slocan, BC. He died at Passmore, BC on 31 May 1945.


Regularized NameTaru Takayesu
Custodian Identification Number2906
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


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