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), Kahoru Takayesu (wife; nee Karou Takeuchi), Kazuo Takayesu (son), Jack Takayesu (son), Frank Takayesu (son), Roy Takayesu (son; also known as Roy Masui), and Harold Takayesu [also listed as Haruo Takayesu] (son). His home address is listed as 1023 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC. He died at Passmore, BC on 31 May 1945.


Regularized NameTaru Takayesu
Custodian Identification Number2906
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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