Joseph Takashima

Joseph Takashima

He was born on 15 March 1924. He was a a wood mill worker employed by T.F. Paterson, 1785 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Another document in the file states that he was a gardener. His family includes Teru Fujiwara (mother) and Senji Takashima (father). His home address is listed as 1788 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to London, ON.


Regularized NameJoseph Takashima
Custodian Identification Number2487
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)London, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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