Hayato Takata

Hayato Takata

Takata was born on 05 March 1881. He is also named in the file as Hayato Harry Takata. He was a tea garden operator, owning his own business in partnership with his brother, Kensuke Takata, at Gorge Park, Victoria, BC. His family includes Kinu Takata [possibly Kino Takata, as listed in his brother’s file] (mother) and Hayato Takata (brother). He lived at Gorge Park, Victoria, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Camp No. 1, Hope-Princeton Road, Princeton, BC; Harris Ranch, New Denver, BC; and 437 Sumach Street, Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes: 2 vacant lots at McRae Avenue and Shelbourne Street, Saanich, BC; 7 room bungalow, 1 small shed, 2 large tea rooms, dance hall, and 9 small summer houses jointly owned by the Takata brothers on the Gorge Park property (owned by B.C. Electric Railway Company Limited, Victoria, BC); furniture, fixtures, appliances, other belongings (including Japanese lanterns, Japanese paper lanterns, and Japanese paper windows), and carpenter’s and gardening tools pertaining to tea garden business; shrubs and plants [some reported stolen]; household belongings; sewing machine; stove; upright piano.

Metadata

ForenameHayato
SurnameTakata
Regularized NameHayato Takata
Custodian Identification Number1426
NationalityJapanese national

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Custodian Case Files (1)

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