Denji Takano

Denji Takano

He was born on 01 May 1896. He was a logger employed by McBain Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Moto Takano (mother; nee Moto Zeigi), Saiichi Takano (father), Shizue Takano (wife; nee Shizue Morimoto), Hisashi Takano (son), Teruo Takano (son), Tatsuo Takano (son), Osamu Takano (son), Masaru Takano (son), and Mamoru Takano (son). His home address is listed as PO Box 40, Coombs, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameDenji Takano
Custodian Identification Number9740
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Coombs


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