Ruth Takata

Ruth Takata

She was born on 11 January 1899. She was a helper in store Devonshire Grocery. Her family includes Harry Takata [also listed as Yoshitaka Takata] (husband), Masako Takata (daughter), Kamekichi Takata (father), Shige Takata (mother). Her home address is listed as 391 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameRuth Takata
Custodian Identification Number10189
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.