Kiyoko Takahara

Kiyoko Takahara

She was born on 15 February 1917. Her maiden name is Kiyoko Kiyono. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiku Kiyono (mother; nee Kiku Tsuruoka), Tokiji Kiyono (father), Minato Takahara (husband), and Koichi Takahara (son). Her home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKiyoko Takahara
Custodian Identification Number6575
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


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