Kiyotada Takahara

Kiyotada Takahara

Takahara was born on 16 March 1921. He was a millworker employed by Ocean Falls Pulp & Paper Company, Ocean Falls, BC. His family includes Chu Takahara (mother; in Japan) and Seiji Takahara (father; in Japan). He lived in Ocean Falls, BC and at 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Nakusp, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946. No seized property is listed in file.


Regularized NameKiyotada Takahara
Custodian Identification Number1617
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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