Masaji Takaoka

Masaji Takaoka

He was born on 7 June 1895. He was a shingle mill labourer employed by Meickers Shingle Mill, Dewdney, BC. He was also a farm labourer. His family includes Shige Takaoka (mother; nee Shige Iwata) and Kumaji Takaoka (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Hurd Road, Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nobleford, AB.


Regularized NameMasaji Takaoka
Custodian Identification Number2659
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nobleford, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission City


Custodian Case Files (1)


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